October 21, 2013
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District is helping organize a donation drive Saturday that will benefit Orange Coast College. The district, in conjunction with the Costa Mesa campus and Goodwill, is accepting used clothing, e-waste, household goods, furniture and children's items. The collection point is OCC's Lot C, near Fairview Road and Merrimac Way. The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are tax-deductible, and donors can receive two free children's tickets to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. For every container that Goodwill collects, the organization will give $75 toward the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Garden Classroom at OCC's Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center.
June 7, 2013
Svend H. Nielsen Svend H. Nielsen was born on August 1, 1919 in Kalundborg, Denmark and passed away early Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Balboa, California, at the age of 93. Svend received a Master of Science in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1942. In Denmark he met and married Jytte Lis Hansen. In late 1946 they immigrated to Seattle, Washington. In 1948, they started to tour the United States planning to start with “six months” in Southern California. Sixty-four years later they still were in Southern California living in Pomona, Riverside and finally in Newport Beach on the Balboa peninsula..
October 11, 2012
SANTA ANA - It belongs in a museum! That's what Indiana Jones said as he traversed the globe in search of elusive ancient artifacts that others wanted only for themselves. Now, however, the tables have turned, and the greatest archaeologist who never was has stepped into a museumlike setting near you. Through April 21, the Discovery Science Center will play host to the U.S. premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology," an interactive exhibit spanning more than 10,000 square feet and featuring items from all four Indy films.
October 7, 2011
"Imagine what if and what will be?" This was the question asked by organizers of the Discovery Science Center's annual fundraising dinner last week, which welcomed some 400 community activists and raised more than $500,000 for science education in Orange County. The massive event was chaired with style by Jeff and Andrea Reeves . The event honored major donors Microsemi Corporation, represented by Jim Peterson , and philanthropist Paul Folino and his corporation Emulex, for their unwavering support.
January 27, 2010
In the grand tradition of the intellectual round table, the Discovery Science Center gathered supporters known as “The Innovators” for an inaugural event at the Corona del Mar residence of Lydia and Ken Himes Lydia and Ken Himes . The midweek dinner gathering was fronted by special guest of honor Michael Ramirez , Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. The syndicated political commentator, whose work is seen by millions in more than 450 magazines and newspapers worldwide, had come to the Himes residence to speak about his newly released book, “Everyone Has The Right To My Opinion.
December 9, 2009
A team of children from Newport Coast Elementary placed second Saturday in a daylong, 52-team science tournament. Team Bad Robot was neck-and-neck with Los Angeles Westside in the 2009 Southern California FIRST Lego League Championship Tournament at Legoland in Carlsbad, following their win at a qualifying tournament at the Discovery Science Center. Teams from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, and San Bernardino counties competed. The teams were judged on teamwork, project, robotic design, and robotic performance.
November 19, 2009
Submitted by Ryan Chan A team of 5th and 6th graders from Newport Coast won the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana on Saturday. Out of 24 teams from Orange County, the Newport Coast “Bad Robot” came in 1st place overall and 2nd place on the Team Project presentation. FIRST is a nonprofit group that aims to inspire young people to develop a passion for science and math and well-rounded life skills that include self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
February 12, 2009
A group of World of Warcraft players planning their next attack online may look like pure fun and games, from the chat-room banter to the orcs and elves they send into battle. But to UCI researcher Walt Scacchi, a senior research scientist at UCI’s Institute of Software Research, it just might look like a business meeting. “They may spend hours strategizing in chat rooms or looking at recordings of previous game-play sessions,” Scacchi said. “They’re helping to educate themselves on how to be a better team, more effective.
November 13, 2007
The 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, honoring four Newport Beach residents for outstanding volunteer service, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, 700 W. Convention Way. National Philanthropy Day was the idea of Newport Beach attorney Doug Freeman, and was proclaimed as a national day of remembrance by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Nominated by the Great Park Conservancy, MIND Institute and Discovery Science Center, Walkie and Janet Ray were chosen to receive the Spirit of Philanthropy Lifetime Achievement Award for ?