Get your Brain in the Game!
November 15-17 2012
The 2012 Dayton Regional Science Festival: Ignite Innovation is a community-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The three-day festival will offer ways for people of all ages and interests to begin to experience the amazing opportunities that exist to spark STEM creativity.
What is the Dayton Regional Science Festival?
Ignite Innovation is a three-day celebration of all things science! Whether you are a single adult or a parent looking for something for the whole family, there are nearly a dozen events and activities planned.
Major events for Ignite Innovation will be held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, the Dayton Regional STEM School, National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Dayton Art Institute, and Chaminade Julienne High School.
I've never been to a science festival before? How does it work?
The Dayton region has a strong history of innovation, leading the way in education reform and forging connections to fill the tech-focused jobs of the future. Ignite Innovation brings together educational institutions, non-profits, and businesses to offer a series of events and programs that shine a light on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
From November 15-17, the festival will take place at various times and locations across the Miami Valley to offer the chance to dig in and discover some of the amazing people, places, and projects happening in our backyard.
Is there anything for teen's to do at this year's festival? What about my seven year old?
Whether you are 5 or 95, Ignite Innovation has something to offer! From an open house at the Dayton Regional STEM School, where families can see what a science-focused education can offer, to the family-friendly Chaminade-Julienne Science Festival or the Connect a Million Minds event for Middle Schoolers at the Boonshoft Museum, there is something for everyone.
Why is a Science Festival important for our community?
The Dayton Region has been a leader in launching education reform and forging career connections needed to fill future job pipelines. In addition, the region has a strong history of innovation, and blending people, organizations and institutions for the greater good. More than just a “party” (although certain to be fun), Ignite Innovation will offer avenues for the entire community to begin understanding the amazing opportunities that exist to spark STEM creativity. Ignite Innovation will highlight the people, places and projects that are shaping our local science, technology, engineering and mathematics culture.
When can we start learning?
The Dayton Regional Science Festival is only one of several focused collections of STEM learning events— there are many that occur all year long. TechFest, the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the Cityfolk Festival, Pub Science and Air Camp, among others, as well as everyday experiences at Carillon Historical Park, Cox Arboretum MetroPark, SunWatch Indian Village, and dozens of other area attractions provide creative learning opportunities. The point is to start igniting your imagination. No matter your age, interest or understanding, by exploring the innovative spirit that surrounds us, we can become a smarter community of creative problem solvers. It is never too late, and certainly never too early, to start learning.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH, 45414
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School
Student Condition Center
77 Eaker St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Free parking available in nearby CJ lots D and E
937.461.3740 x 487
1001 East 2nd St. #2080
Dayton, OH 45402
National Museum of the United States Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton OH, 45405