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WiTricity to Demonstrate Wireless Electricity at USA Science & Engineering Festival
WiTricity, the industry pioneer in Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer (HRWPT) over distance, today announced that it will be offering hands-on demos of its Prodigy demonstration kit at the 3rd annual USA Science & Engineering Festival, happening April 26 and 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. These hands-on demo kits are intended to help K-12 student attendees discover the basics of highly resonant wireless power transfer technology, and motivate them to create and enhance innovative technologies in the future.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Festival exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors represent the “who’s who” of science and engineering in the United States: from major academic centers, leading research institutes and government agencies, to cutting-edge high tech companies, museums and community organizations.
WiTricity will showcase the company’s Prodigy demo kits at the Festival, allowing K-12 students to experiment with the technology, transferring power wirelessly through air, water and materials such as stone and wood. WiTricity representatives will be on-site to explain their wireless charging technology and answer student questions.
“WiTricity is committed to educating the world on wireless power over distance and we are thrilled to take part in this year’s USA Science and Engineering Festival,” said Katie Hall, Chief Technology Officer, WiTricity. “This event is a great way to get students excited about science and technology, and we’re looking forward to introducing WiTricity to the next generation of innovators by demonstrating first-hand its potential to revolutionize the way we ‘power up.’”
WiTricity will be offering demos at the Lockheed Martin booth in the Energy area of the event.
About the USA Science & Engineering Festival
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s only national science festival. It was developed to increase public awareness about the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in much the same way we celebrate Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars. Lockheed Martin is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Festival, a grassroots collaboration of more than 1,000 of the leading science and engineering organizations. For more information, visit www.USAScienceFestival.org, connect with the Festival on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @USAScienceFest.
WiTricity is the industry leader in wireless electricity delivered over distance, and holds the foundational patents for highly resonant wireless power transfer. The company was founded in 2007 to commercialize an exciting new technology for wireless electricity invented by world renowned physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With a growing list of global clients in industries including consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense, WiTricity has emerged as the leader for IP and expertise in highly resonant wireless power transfer. For more information, visit www.witricity.com.