Home » Disney News »Diz on Demand »Epcot »Magic Kingdom »Walt Disney World » Currently Reading:

IBM THINK Exhibit Opens at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

February 20, 2013 Disney News, Diz on Demand, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World No Comments

 In celebration of National Engineers Week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) teamed up with Orlando-area high school teachers and students today to unveil IBM THINK, a new interactive experience in INNOVENTIONS West at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. The 6,600 square-foot interactive exhibit is designed to showcase how the world can work better with the help of technology and innovation.  The THINK experience presented by IBM explores how technology transforms the way we live and work.

IBM THINK EXHIBIT AT INNOVENTIONS WEST AT EPCOT

IBM THINK EXHIBIT AT INNOVENTIONS WEST AT EPCOT

To keep visitors inspired after experiencing the exhibit and encourage others to attend, IBM also announced free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lesson plans for middle and high school science teachers, along with a companion app for Apple iPads and 10″ Android tablets. The lesson plans enable teachers to use the IBM THINK exhibit content to help students understand the process of innovation, while the THINK Exhibit app brings those lessons to life.

The THINK exhibit engages visitors through a unique combination of experiences. They include a 40-foot “gesture wall” that reveals the ebb and flow of data in our daily lives through colorful visualizations of information such as traffic, solar energy and air quality IBM is also providing game stations, an inspirational film about making the world work better, and a self-guided interactive tour.  The exhibit shows how progress is made possible by a combination of people and technology, and by the purposeful way humans have approached the process of innovation.

“During the past century, IBM has played a key role in making the world work better,” said Lee Green , VP Brand Experience and Strategic Design at IBM. “The THINK exhibit features stories and engaging experiences that appeal to Epcot guests from around the world.”

The new exhibit is based on IBM’s 2011 THINK pop-up exhibit at New York’s Lincoln Center, developed for the company’s Centennial.

STEM Lessons on Innovation

IBM THINK Exhibit

IBM THINK Exhibit

To put the concepts of IBM THINK into practice, IBM worked with the New York Hall of Science to develop STEM lessons plans, now available for free online on Teachers TryScience, to inspire students to act as innovators in their daily lives.  Their release intentionally coincides with Engineers Week, an annual program created by the National Engineers Week Foundation to inspire current and future generations to pursue study and careers in science and engineering.

The educational material is brought to life by apps based on the THINK exhibit. Through thousands of images and historical anecdotes, the IBM THINK exhibit app tells stories of the history of progress, from space exploration to weather prediction and medical advances.

The lesson plans and apps help students better understand some of the scientific concepts behind the THINK exhibit and inspire them to be innovators.

“The THINK lessons provide an engaging way to enable students to learn STEM concepts in a real-world context,” said Danielle Miller , Astronomy and Physical Science Teacher at University High School in Florida. “The THINK app and lessons have made my students see the process of innovation in a way they never have before. THINK has helped my students become scientists.”

Some of the THINK lessons include:

  • THINK:  The Process of Innovation – Provides an overview of the concept and process of innovation, using the THINK app
  • Fight the Flu — Introduces students to the science of epidemiology including factors associated with the spread and prevention of disease

The lessons are featured on Teachers Try Science, a free, critically acclaimed web site that provides middle and high school science educators with high quality lessons integrated with practical and engaging teaching techniques.  The process of discovery used in the material encourages students to see, map, understand, believe and act on knowledge. More lessons will be released in Spring 2013.

Join Our Family of D-Heads™







This text to be replaced by flash player.

D-NEWS: DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Newsletter Sign Up

* indicates required


















Search This Site:

Comment on this Article:







Related Articles:

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #181 w/ Special Guest ERNIE REYES JR. (Disney Channel’s Sidekicks, The Last Electric Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Surf Ninjas, Secret Bodyguard, Making of Star Tours and more)

June 15, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 15, 2017 – Show #181 It’s Time D-Heads! This week troll the sewers with Turtles, team up with a cop for some Sidekicks fun and find out who is the Last Electric Dragon as we welcome Martial Artist and Actor ERNIE REYES JR. (The Last Electric Dragon, Disney’s Sidekicks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

June 8, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 8, 2017 – Show #180 It’s Time D-Heads! This week head off in search of a demi god, steer clear of Hades and head onto Broadway as we welcome the iconic SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Music Artist and more) to the show! […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #179 w/ Special Guest JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist of The Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more)

June 2, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 1, 2017 – Show #179 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we slow down, read with the family and make memories from a galaxy far far away as we welcome JEFFREY BROWN (Author, Cartoonist, Illustrator of the Darth Vader and Son Series, The Jedi Academy Series and more). Jeffrey stops in and discusses how he came […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #178 w/ Special Guest: Victor DiMattia (The Sandlot, Dennis the Menace, Adventures in Odyssey, Radio Flyer, Cool as Ice, and more)

May 25, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com May 25, 2017 – Show #178 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we travel back to those memories of playing ball with our friends and America’s Past Time as we welcome VICTOR DiMATTIA (The Sandlot, Adventures in Odyssey, Radio Flyer, Turner and Hooch, Cool as Ice, Dennis the Menace, many TV Shows and more) to the show! […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #177 w/ Special Guest LATHAM GAINES (Bridge to Terabithia, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Hercules, Xena, The Cult) on DizRadio

May 18, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com May 18, 2017 – Show #177 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we cross that bridge to Terabithia as we welcome LATHAM GAINES (Bridge to Terabithia, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Hercules, Xena, The Cult) to the show! Latham stops in and talks about the heartwarming film Bridge to Terabithia, what it was like to be immortalized […]