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B104 Repeats as 2019 Ice Cream Wars Champion
B104 has won the Da Vinci Science Center’s Ice Cream Wars for the second year in a row. Led by Mike and Steph from Mike and Steph in the Morning, B104’s Dirt Ice Cream recipe tallied the most votes from a Science Center crowd of more than 1,800 visitors.
Now in its 11th year, Ice Cream Wars is the ultimate ice cream taste-testing competition in which Lehigh Valley businesses create their own original ice cream flavors and compete for the championship.
Teams from nine companies went all out this year with work beginning months in advance to perfect their flavors, create costumes, and select themes for their team.
“With all the themed costumes and creative flavors, you could really tell that the teams were putting everything out there,” said Ian Beard, executive chef at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley who served on the Foodie Fan Panel. “There was so much energy, and you could almost taste the passion and emotion in the recipes.”
The event also serves as a sweet chemistry lesson for visitors as Science Center educators work with teams throughout the day to freeze their ice cream using liquid nitrogen. When mixed with room-temperature ingredients, liquid nitrogen evaporates quickly and produces a smooth, creamy ice cream treat that is safe to eat in minutes.
B104’s winning recipe was made from whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreo, and gummy worms. The team from UGI came in second place with their recipe Chocolate PB Pretzel, which contained milk, cream, sugar, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter pretzels, and mini chocolate chips.
The Foodie Fan Panel presented a number of additional awards, including:
“Unique and Cheesy” – ATAS International
“Sweetest Transfusion of Flavor” – BBraun
“Creamiest Classic” – B104
“Most Yummy Use of College Chemistry” – Cedar Crest College
“Tastiest Show on Earth” – PPL
“Most Enchanting” – St. Luke’s University Health Network
In last year's Dinosaurs summer camp, 1st and 2nd graders got to do really cool stuff like touch fossils. This year's 1st and 2nd grade camps include Grossology, Super Spies, Video Game Making, Pirate Adventures, and Race It!, Launch it! Register here: http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the retirement of Joe Schoenly, who has brought science to life and lives to science at Da Vinci Science Center for the last nine years. Many of you know Joe as our summer camp coordinator. He has designed and taught many outstanding camp topics, inspired countless students to pursue careers in STEM fields, and, above all else, has helped our visitors to see just how fun science is! His creativity, dedication, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. We wish him well in the next stage of his life, and hope he returns to visit often.
Have an out-of-this-world Saturday with Beer: The Final Frontier from 6-10. Ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing, try out virtual reality and telescopes, and experience a special presentation called "The Astronomy of Beer"! Plus, visitors can put their sci-fi knowledge to the test with live trivia with awesome prizes! Buy your tickets today before they're sold out! https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq
Thank you to all our award winners, sponsors, trustees, staff, volunteers, and friends, who made the Da Vinci Science Center's 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame Awards Gala one of the most successful ever! Check out the full coverage on our website http://bit.ly/2V600no.
Experience "The Astronomy of Beer", a special presentation by Ron Kunkle of the Lehigh Valley Amatuer Astronomical Society (LVAAS) and live telescope observations during Beer: The Final Frontier on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m., featuring Weyerbacher Brewing. Ages 21+ only. Learn more and buy tickets at https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq.
Registration ends this weekend for STEM Girls! Club and Mack Trucks Manufacturing School. If your kids like science and engineering, these clubs would be an awesome hands-on learning experience led by professional educators. Sign up before it's too late. http://bit.ly/2GCGODE
Beer: The Final Frontier is right around the corner! Visitors ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing, explore space with virtual reality, test out their sci-fi trivia knowledge, and more! Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. Purchase tickets today at https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq.
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The Da Vinci Science Center applauds the groundbreaking work of computer scientist Dr. Katie Bouman. As part of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, the 29-year-old professor helped develop an algorithm that produced the first-ever image of a black hole. Join or support the Da Vinci Science Center’s Women in Science and Engineering Initiative to strengthen the Lehigh Valley’s community of female STEM professionals and inspire young women to follow in their footsteps. Learn more about WISE http://bit.ly/2ZcXY3p