CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), as well as social entrepreneurship challenges, has released the complete list of exhibitors attending the Global Finals 2016 Innovation Expo.
To be held on May 25-27 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Innovation Expo will celebrate creativity, innovation and education for all ages within the fields of science, space, technology, community outreach and creative inspiration with the help of this year's exhibitors.
"From virtual reality to space travel to health sciences, the partnerships we have built this year allow us to expand opportunities for students and Global Finals attendees to learn more about the innovative technologies that are transforming the world we live in," said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination. "We aim to engage students in arenas that they may not necessarily have access to within the school setting, as well as inspire them in new and creative ways."
While several exhibitors, including NASA and National Geographic are returning to the Global Finals scene, the 2016 Innovation Expo will see a number of new organizations and exhibit offerings. Each exhibit will provide students with hands-on learning opportunities with the products, concepts and programs shaping the STEAM industries for both today and for future generations. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with company leaders and executives from each organization to gain more insight on the science behind each presentation.
The challenges that are anticipated for students in 2016 include interactive science projects, space and virtual reality simulations, drawing and creative writing outlets, rocket building, logistical challenges and cultural learning opportunities. The 2016 Global Finals Innovation Expo topics and associated partners include:
Through the partnerships formed with these outstanding organizations, the more than 9,000 students participating in this year's Innovation Expo will uncover opportunities to become the builders of tomorrow. Global Finals is the world's largest celebration of student creativity, with more than 1,400 of the top-tiered Destination Imagination teams showcasing their innovative solutions over the four-day event with opportunities for students to discover, explore and imagine.
For more information about Global Finals and its exhibitors, visit http://globalfinals.org/exhibitors.
About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program, where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and present their solutions to trained Appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.
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