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The Da Vinci Science Center is expanding its Year of Innovation by becoming the first American science center to host a visionary exhibition created by GE Appliances’ engineers.
GE Appliances’ Home 2025 exhibition displays design concepts predicting how innovative technology and the integration of technologies will revolutionize how homes will function and how people will live in them in the not-too-distant year 2025. The exhibition debuted in a University of Louisville art gallery in the summer of 2013 and will appear at the Da Vinci Science Center from Feb. 15-April 13, 2014.
GE industrial engineers created the Home 2025 concepts after investigating future trends in technology, automation, and population changes. The designs show how people in different stages of life will cook, clean, keep themselves healthy, and interact with the world around them more easily and efficiently.
“Innovation, at its essence, is developing new solutions or combining existing solutions in novel ways to create products or services or ideas that impact our everyday lives. That is why GE’s Home 2025 exhibition is a perfect complement to our Year of Innovation,” said Lin Erickson, the Da Vinci Science Center’s Executive Director and CEO. “Moreover, as GE has been at the forefront of technological innovation for decades, we are inspired to share its pioneering spirit and vision for the future with our visitors. Our hope is that young and old throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey will appreciate science more deeply and carry an innovative energy throughout their lives.”
Themes and concepts highlighted in GE’s Home 2025 exhibition include:
The Da Vinci Science Center’s Year of Innovation is a twelve-month project through Sept. 2014 that highlights the innovators of today; seeks to inspire innovators of tomorrow throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; and promotes the skills that drive all scientific and technical careers – including creativity, collaboration, process skills, and problem-solving abilities. The Year of Innovation includes the current appearance of the traveling Tech City exhibition, monthly public programs, and the introduction of several new permanent exhibits. The Year of Innovation culminates when the Da Vinci Science Center becomes the first location in the northeastern United States to host the blockbuster exhibition Space: A Journey to Our Future, which was created in collaboration with NASA.
Air Products is the Premier Sponsor of the Da Vinci Science Center’s Year of Innovation. Year of Innovation Public Programs are presented by Avantor Performance Materials. Additional Year of Innovation sponsors include ATAS International, Inc.; B. Braun; Thermo Fisher Scientific; and Follett Corporation. City Center Lehigh Valley sponsors the appearance of the Tech City exhibition.