Tag Archives: Innoventions

IBM Centennial Celebration in Innoventions

6 Sep

IBM is celebrating their Centennial Anniversary by showcasing their history and contributions in Innoventions.

Paul Lasewicz, IBM archivist, is sharing his knowledge and showing some of the products that have made them famous over the last 100 years.

The 20 minute presentation is full of information and facts. As a bit of a history buff, it was really interesting learning about their roles in early census tabulations and the creation of the Social Security Administration. I also learned that I need to type 216 words a minute to break the world record…guess I can mark that off the bucket list.

I know I probably sounds like a huge dork right now. But what started off as a way to dodge the rain, turned into a really fun hour.

Paul and his presentation are here until tomorrow, and take place every hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Hidden Gems: Making Earth Day Everyday in Innoventions

24 May

It is really easy to walk by, and goodness knows that I had done it many times,  but you really should stop by Innoventions East and try your hand at making Everyday Earth Day by creating paper!

Some fun environmental facts are on display around the area.

The first step was to scoop up the cellulose with a strainer.

Once the cellulose was placed into a form, it was dunked into another water bath.

As the form was lifted out of the bath, you could see the paper taking shape.

Zoe after she moved her form over to the rolling area.

Getting closer... The vacuum really helped start the drying process.

And now to roll out as much of the leftover water as you can from the 'paper'. Zoe was able to do this part all by herself!!!

And the paper was really starting to take it's shape! It was super soggy at first, but she was able to peel it off of the drying area and ready to be dried some more in an oven for a few minutes.

Zoe and her paper!!! She was soooo proud of all of her hard work!!! 🙂

And now the best part….DECORATING!!!!!

And now a look at the finished product!!!

The whole process did take about 20 minutes, but it was a great break from the heat and the hustle & bustle of a day in Epcot!!!

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