Measurement Rules comes to the Cade Museum
Gainesville, Florida, August 31, 2021 – How many chickens do you weigh? How tall are you in apples or inches or pennies? Can you use your foot as a ruler? The answers to these and other questions can be explored at Measurement Rules, an interactive exhibit at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention on display from September 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
It might be common to measure using standard tools such as measuring tapes and vessels, but the Measurement exhibit will explore some nonstandard ones such as balancing scales, odometers, calipers, 3-D imaging and counting "Mississippis."
“We’ve designed this exhibit to enable kids to work together and become more confident in the language of measurement,” explains Anne Fullenkamp, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Director of Design.
Measurement Rules was created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and locally sponsored by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County and CAMPUS USA Credit Union.
You can explore concepts of length, time, volume and weight in a variety of ways:
“At the Cade Museum we believe that anyone can be a problem solver, a builder of new things, an inventor—they just need to develop the right mindset,” says Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum President and Executive Director. “We are thrilled to bring Measurement Rules to our community because it encourages visitors to think outside the box and see mass, weight, and length in new ways. Thinking creatively about the ways in which we measure our world helps develop that inventive mindset and fuels the innovators in all of us. With the coming fourth industrial revolution, our children and communities need this mindset now more than ever.”
About the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. In 2004, Dr. James Robert Cade and his family established the Cade Museum Foundation to build the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Cade, a physician and professor of medicine at the University of Florida, was best known as the lead inventor of Gatorade in 1965. An independent 501(c)(3) public foundation, the museum receives no operational funding from federal, state, or local governments, or the University of Florida.
Hours of Operation: Thursday-Friday, 12pm-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Location: 811 S. Main, Gainesville, FL 32601
Visit CadeMuseum.org for more information.
About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes more than 302,500 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning. Permanent hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Attic, Nursery, Backyard and MAKESHOP®. The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building). In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. In 2015 Parents Magazine named the Museum one of the nation’s fifteen top children’s museums .and in 2017 the Children’s Museum was Voted One of the Nation’s Ten Best Museums for Families in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Contest for Best Museum for Families in America.
Cade Prize Fibonacci Finalists showcase their prize-worthy discoveries at Q&A
From high-performance running shoes to medical breakthroughs, the annual Cade Prize for Innovation awards the thinkers and tinkerers whose inventions make our lives safer, healthier and happier.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Cade Museum will commemorate the top 21 finalists of its prestigious competition with the Virtual Fibonacci Finalists Q&A. Special events throughout the day will celebrate the milestone both virtually and inside the state-of-the-art museum.
It all starts at 10 a.m. on Zoom, when museum Co-Founder and Chairman Phoebe Cade Miles — daughter of the museum’s namesake, Dr. James Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade — will address the forum with welcoming remarks, followed by her husband, Richard Miles, Cade Prize Committee Chair and museum Co-Founder.
The finalists will then share their inspirations during virtual Q&A sessions from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each session will last about 30 minutes and will reflect a different prize category: Agriculture/Environmental, Energy, Healthcare/Biomedical, IT/Technology and Wildcard.
The free, informal virtual event is great for viewers of all ages: from high school and college students wanting to learn more about career paths to anyone excited about cutting-edge technologies and glimpses of the future.
The Virtual Fibonacci Finalists Q&A will also be played in the Cade Museum for visitors to watch. Activities inspired by past Fibonacci Finalists’ inventions will complement regular museum programming.
“We are excited to hear from our 2021 Fibonacci Finalists about the market potential of their groundbreaking inventions,” says Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum President and Executive Director. “Past winners and finalists have included NewGenerator, currently being adapted by NASA for use on the Moon and Mars, and On Running Shoes, now worn and promoted by celebrity athletes like Roger Federer. It’s thrilling to imagine the ways this year’s group of finalists could change the world.”
Five of the 21 finalists will be selected as Cade Prize Award winners on September 30.
“We are proud to have supported innovators over the past eleven years with some of the most generous cash seed-money prizes in the U.S,” says Richard Miles, Cade Prize Committee Chair. “This prize is a catalyst for nascent companies. Invention continues to fuel billion-dollar economies and many of our Cade Prize winners have played roles in advancing important business sectors. We are looking forward to seeing what the twelfth year of Cade Prize brings.”
Since 2010, the Cade Prize has celebrated innovation by identifying, recognizing and rewarding inventors and entrepreneurs from research universities and the private sector, who, through an invention, demonstrate a creative approach to addressing problems in their field of expertise. This is the second year the competition has expanded beyond Florida to include Alabama and Georgia, with the goal of expanding across the Southeast.
In the past, the Cade Prize has awarded a total of $50,000 in cash prizes. Thanks to a generous pledge from Scott. R. MacKenzie, the Cade Prize will award $64,000 in 2021: $34,000 for first place, $13,000 for second place, $8,000 for third place, $5,000 for fourth place, $3,000 for fifth place and $1,000 for the People’s Choice. Final judging will take place at the Cade Prize Awards Ceremony at the Cade Museum on Sept. 30.
The Cade Prize is sponsored by Scott R. MacKenzie, Florida Trend, the Gainesville Sun, Modern Luxury, Community Foundation of North Central Florida, and Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk law firm.
To learn more, visit cademuseum.org/cadeprize.
Register for this free, virtual event at: https://38646.blackbaudhosting.com/38646/Cade-Prize-Fibonacci-Finalist. A Zoom link will be provided.
About the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. In 2004, Dr. James Robert Cade and his family established the Cade Museum Foundation to build the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Cade, a physician and professor of medicine at the University of Florida, was best known as the lead inventor of Gatorade in 1965. The Cade Museum is located at 811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. An independent 501(c)(3) public foundation, the museum receives no operational funding from federal, state, or local governments, or the University of Florida. Visit CadeMuseum.org for more information.
*In mathematics, Fibonacci numbers, form a sequence called the Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci numbers are strongly related to the golden ratio, a proportion commonly used in classical architecture and the design of the Cade Museum.
12th Annual Cade Prize Announces Fibonacci Finalists
Gainesville, Fla. (August 16, 2021) – Judges for the 2021 Annual Cade Prize for Innovation have selected 21 Fibonacci Finalists from Florida, Georgia and Alabama, who will be competing for $50,000 of prize money. The winners will be announced September 30, 2021.
Since 2010, the Cade Prize for Innovation has drawn creative thinkers affiliated with research universities and from the private sector who submit groundbreaking, early-stage inventions with significant market potential.
This year’s 21 Fibonacci Finalists are:
“The Cade Prize captures the excitement of new, early-stage ideas that can change the world we live in,” said Richard Miles, Cade Museum co-founder. “We help inventors move beyond invention and take the first step into the marketplace – whether it's paying for a patent or hiring a researcher - so they can go to the next level and attract significant investors. The funding and recognition from winners’ inventions often takes years to materialize and make a difference."
Final judging will take place at the Cade Prize Awards Ceremony at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida on September 30. $50,000 in cash prizes will be awarded: $21,000 first prize, $13,000 second prize, $8,000 third prize, $5,000 fourth prize and $3,000 fifth prize.
This is the second year the competition extended beyond Florida to include Georgia and Alabama, with plans to expand across the Southeast.
The Cade Prize is sponsored by Florida Trend, the Gainesville Sun, Modern Luxury, Community Foundation of North Central Florida, and Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk law firm.
To learn more, visit cademuseum.org/cadeprize.
About the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. It was established by the family of Dr. Robert Cade, a physician and professor of medicine at the University of Florida, best known as the lead inventor of Gatorade in 1965. The Cade Prize is one of the museum’s capstone initiatives.
Celebrate Fibonacci Day with the Cade Museum
Gainesville, Florida, August 5, 2021—The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is celebrating Fibonacci Day on Friday, August 13, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m.
Did you know the Cade Museum’s building was designed using the Fibonacci Sequence, a mathematical golden ratio? Learn more in architectural tours of the museum and grounds offered throughout the day. Read a mini-exhibit on Fibonacci numbers and learn hands-on how the numbers work in nature and design through activities and experiments.
While you may have heard of Pi Day celebrations, you likely haven’t heard of Fibonacci Day celebrations. That’s because they are so rare. August 13, 2021 (8-13-21) will be the last date that corresponds with the sequence until nearly a hundred years from now.
The Fibonacci sequence is named for Leonardo (Fibonacci) De Pisa who introduced the mathematical concept to Europe in the 11th century. The series of numbers starts with 0 and 1, and each number after is found by adding the two previous numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...). The last “Fibonacci day” fell on May 8, 2013 (5-8-13) and the next will fall on January 1, 2102 (1-1-02).
The Fibonacci sequence is often referred to as the golden ratio. The numbers are related to spiral growth and are found in nature in the spirals of pinecones, pineapples, or snail shells and more. The numbers are associated with beauty and patterns that appeal to the eye. Renaissance architects often used the golden ratio in their building proportions and artists like Leonardo Da Vinci incorporated it into their paintings.
The Cade Museum was built using the golden ratio to create a sense of harmony, balance, and beauty in the physical space. It also represents the Cade’s mission to transform communities and the vision to spread an inventive mindset around the world.
“We took the classical divine proportion of the ancient Greeks and we put it on a spiral,” says Phoebe Cade Miles, co-founder of the Cade Museum. “The spiral starts in the very center of the rotunda. It spirals out and out and out. We actually tracked it through the whole world to see where the spiral would go and it’s pretty exciting.”
About the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, a museum in Gainesville, Florida is committed to transforming communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Since opening in 2018, more than 100,000 visitors have experienced the Cade’s unique hands-on programming for children designed to spark imagination and inspire creativity. The Cade’s programs also help to build bridges to the innovation economy for those without access, low-income families, underserved communities, and those needing assistance to access education and start on the career paths available to them to fulfill their dreams. To learn more about the Cade Museum’s mission, visit cademuseum.org. Located at 811 S Main Street. Hours of operation: Friday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
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