DSI got nerdy at this year’s Philadelphia Science Festival, an 8-day, citywide celebration of all things STEM. The final day of the Festival is the Philly Science Carnival, held this year on Saturday April 30th at Penn’s Landing. Exhibitors from across the tri-state area set up displays and demos as thousands of people mill about, learning about science along the way.
This is DSI’s first year participating in the carnival. We showcased inventions from three African American inventors with ties to the Philadelphia region: Louis Lattimer (electric lightbulb), James West (microphone), and Lonnie Johnson (Super Soaker). Kids that came by our booth got to see demos of how the lightbulb and microphone work. Then they were able to made a homemade version of a Super Soaker to keep!
It was a great day and we were thrilled to give some STEM exposure to local kids. We’ll be back to #GetNerdyPHL next year!