Sample Exhibit #1
Title: Prosthetics & Orthotics
Description: The Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at Georgia Tech hosted a 10’x10’ booth with three different activities. The most popular activity was a guided opportunity to experience having a prosthesis. Participants tried on a pair of walking boots with prosthetic feet mounted on the bottom. As they stood up, the participant experienced the range motion and movement of a prosthetic limb.
Visual Hook: Walking boots, a variety of prosthetics and stimulators.
Take Home Message: Conveyed the science behind a common medical technology, while also showcasing the importance of engineering in the development of prosthetics and orthotics. Attendees tended to stay at this activity for a long time (5-10 minutes) which allowed for rich conversation between volunteers and the entire family.
Sample Exhibit #2
Title: Exploring STEM Through Aviation
Description: Delta Air Lines hosted a 20’x20’ booth with a model engine, landing gear, wind tunnel, and other aviation items. One of the most popular activities was exploring one of the four forces of flight with a wind-tunnel constructed by Delta’s Technical Operations crew specifically for the Expo. The participants wer able to see how much weight a wing could lift. Pilots and technical crew were on site to greet visitors and share how they use STEM in their jobs.
Visual Hook: Model engine, landing gear, & wind tunnels. Pilots and technical crew in uniform.
Take Home Message: Showed how early interest in how things work and taking things apart can lead to careers in aviation and engineering.