STEM education to take center stage at Otronicon 2016

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Orlando Science Center will light up with technology demos featuring robots and virtual technology headsets galore, thanks to an annual tech conference coming in mid-January. But this year, there will be more workshops than ever to engage attendees by not just trying out the hottest technology to date, but how to build and program it, as well.

Orlando’s Electronic Interactive Entertainment Convention — also known as Otronicon — is taking a greater leap toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by featuring various panel events, speakers and workshops focused on creating programs for popular electronics.

The event will feature more than 100 exhibitors including The Walt Disney Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and EA Tiburon. The event runs from Jan. 15 – 18 and will attract more than 14,000 guests.