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Frost Museum of Science to host Innovation & Engineering Weekend

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is hosting its Innovation & Engineering Weekend, a celebration themed around “Building the City of the Future,” featuring a series of events Thursday through Sunday.

Weekend participants will be able to share their thoughts on how to improve Miami’s urban landscape and build the city of the future with leaders from Gehl Studio, a global urban design firm. Gehl Studio will be collecting input on how the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science building, planned to open in downtown Miami in 2016, can best support innovation and technological advances in the South Florida community.

Innovation & Engineering Weekend will kick off on Thursday with the Museum’s “Science Up Close” event series featuring Dr. Rodolphe el-Khoury, dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. He will discuss “Inhabiting the Internet of Things,” alongside small group discussions about innovation led by local and national authorities on the future of transportation, energy, architecture/design and the environment. Friday will feature City of the Future PechaKucha Night, a visual experience featuring a number of speakers on topics such as urban housing, energy through ocean currents, the future of water in Miami and others.

On Saturday and Sunday, families are encouraged to visit the museum and enjoy two days of technology, green solutions and interactive activities. Guests can participate in urban gardening and hydroponics, compete in building challenges with local engineers, construct furniture out of recycled materials, explore the world of tomorrow with new research on immersive 3D environments and participate in various hands-on maker activities. Children 12 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission.

For more information about Innovation & Engineering Weekend, visit www.miamisci.org/iefrost or call (305) 646-4200.

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