Our showcase of cycling and technology
is planned for
March 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Alpharetta Tech Commission Innovation Center
Our Event is intended for:
- STEAM kids, educators and their parents
- cycling enthusiasts
- technology enthusiasts
Tickets for the site are available at Eventbrite
Facebook page has been created at @connectedcycling
Twitter account has been updated to be @ATLconnectcycle
This event will include several teams providing a showcase to present and demonstrate technology to STEAM kids and their parents.
The format of the event will include various stations that are setup with coaches to explain the science, technology, engineering, art and math of the products and services.
The preliminary list of tables includes:
- The POWER table will be setup to demonstrate how power can be generated by taking the rotational power from pedaling to charge electronics or a battery.
- The SECURITY table will be setup to demonstrate an Innovative way of protecting a bike so that it cannot be stolen.
- The DESIGN table will show what 3D designs look like, how they are created, customized, and how items can be made with 3D printing.
- The LIGHTS table will show how various lights can be added to a bike.
- The COMPUTER table will show how bike computers are made and the functions that they provide.
- The IDENTIFICATION table will show to create labels and markings to identify a bike and its owner.
- The SENSORS table will show some common sensors that are applied to bikes and how they work.
The Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual public celebration of local science and technology. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives. Scientists and educators from museums, local schools, universities, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances to expand our community of science enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of curious thinkers.
With 100 individual events each year since the inaugural Festival in 2014, we have reached over 100,000 people. Collaborations with 100-plus community partners, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups facilitated the festival’s success. The Festival conservatively estimated 250 million marketing and public relations impressions in 2016 through social media, out-of-home, television and radio ad buys, press releases and local celebrity support. Our evaluation data shows that our attendee racial/ethnic demographics match the percentages within the metro Atlanta region and that our Festival is reaching a wide variety of ages, with 50% of the attendee population aged 25-44 completing evaluations (no one under 14 years old completed a survey).
Our event will be held at the Alpharetta Technology Commission Innovation Center