Science of Brewing Countdown: Mash Sponsors

A few years ago, in 2012, 
Oh WOW! wanted to raise some cash. 
They had an idea that was swell-
What is more fun than brewing, they asked? 

The Science of Brewing: all the cool kids are going, 
An afterhours adult-only event
 That keeps our hurricane chamber blowing.
If you attended before, you’re happy you went! 

But before you toast your mug of ale,
The beverage must start with a potion of mash. 
Which is where our brewers set sail. 
Tickets are going, don’t walk, but dash!

Hurry hurry,
Don’t delay,
Our event is soon,
About three weeks away. 

As we prepare for of our 6th Annual Science of Brewing fundraising event, we want to begin by thanking our generous mash sponsors, David & Judith Jones and Jet Creative.

But what exactly is mash and how is it a part of our bash?

Mash is the term used to describe the early brewing process, where hot water is steeped to hydrate the barley, activate the malt enzymes, and convert the grain starches into fermentable sugars. Temperature and technique is the crucial start of the process, much like our sponsors.

The type of brew will depend on the mash technique used, and our different brewers will be on-hand at our adult-only event on August 11, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM to answer any questions you have about their technique. You don’t want to miss the fantastic event!

Tickets & sponsorships are still available — Call 330-744-5914 today for more information!

OH WOW! fundraising event


Summer Manufacturing Institute: Recap Week 1 – Engineering of Music

OH WOW! just finished our fifth year of the Summer Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with the YWCA of Youngstown.

Fourth through sixth grade students joined OH WOW! and the YWCA to learn all about the science of producing music, from building a guitar to broadcasting at The Summit to mixing the sounds their instruments produced electronically.

at The Summit with local recording artist, Scott Paris

The Summit with local recording artist, Scott Paris

Spots are still available for week 3:


Session 3
July 24 – 28 – Construction
Participants will work with engineers and contractors to learn the basics of construction.
Register Online

Cost: $150 per week (some scholarships available)
If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, complete this form and email it and one month of income verification to bduley@ywcaofyoungstown.org.

Breakfast and Lunch is included
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, call Brittney at 330-746-6361, x126.
[full story at The Vindicator]
Sponsor Signs 2017


Summer Manufacturing Institute 2017

 

2017 SMI Flyer

 Register Online

Sponsor Signs 2017


Science of Brewing Countdown: Crush Sponsor

A few years ago, in 2012, 
Oh WOW! wanted to raise some cash. 
They had an idea that was swell-
What is more fun than brewing, they asked? 

Thus was born the Science of Brewing, 
An afterhours adult-only event
That keeps Millie the Cow mooing. 
If you attended before, you’re happy you went! 

But before you toast your mug of ale, 
The hops and malt first are crushed. 
Which is when our brewers begin their trail.
The chance to learn more is a must.

Hurry hurry,
Don’t delay,
Our event is soon,
About four weeks away. 

As we prepare for of our 6th Annual Science of Brewing fundraising event, we want to begin by thanking our generous crush sponsor, Ideal Image.

The type of brew will depend on the how finely the whole hops and malt are crushed. Crush is similar to the way coffee beans are ground, from coarse to fine, and the type of crush will determine the flavor of the finished product. For example, a more fine crush will make the mash more efficient, but it also produces excess tannins. Therefore, the level of crush is a delicate balance.

Ideally, the husk is removed from the grain, so that only the center part of the kernel is crushed. In mass commercial breweries, up to 25% of the husk is left intact, and ground finely, which accounts for the flavor difference from microbreweries.

Stay tuned next week when we learn more about the “Mash” part of brewing and thank our Mash level sponsors.

Our brewers will be on-hand at our adult-only event on August 11, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM to answer any questions you have about their techniques.

Tickets & sponsorships are still available — Call 330-744-5914 today for more information!

OH WOW! fundraising event


Best destination in Youngstown

From Sea to Shining Sea
When out of town family visits Youngstown, the best place to bring them is OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science & Technology. This past week, we had explorers from around the United States, including:

Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin

OH WOW! is entertaining for all ages, from our littlest explorers to grandparents. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon, or even plan a family reunion in Youngstown. We have party rooms for 50 or 100 people, after-hours rentals, and all parties include admission to the museum. No need to wrack your brains coming up with something to do to entertain everyone, bring them here and we’ll do the EDUtaining for you. (shhh– they may also learn a thing as well!)

Trip Advisor agrees, as a recent reviewer wrote:

One of the best Children’s Museums
Every city we visit, we find a children’s museum. We have a 5,3 and 1 year old. We have been to dozens of children’s museums and this is in our top 3. There is something for everyone, even the adults had fun. We went with a large group, 7 adults and 7 children. The staff was very friendly and the cost is very conservative. We were there for 2.5 hours and it was not enough time. Can’t wait to go back!

We offer annual grandparent (and you can also be a favorite aunt, uncle, or adult) memberships for $20 where you can also purchase another 5 one-time use passes for an additional $20. This great opportunity is underwritten in part by our friends at Briarfield.


OH WOW! to Celebrate 6th Birthday Bash!

Birthday Bash Logo

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology is celebrating its 6th birthday!  Since its opening 295,709 explorers have enjoyed hands-on, interactive exhibits and educational programs rooted in STEM.

The weekend will kick off at 10am on Saturday, May 13th with a special announcement about OH WOW!’s new exhibits and recent Liquidate The Loan Campaign.

The 6th Birthday Bash will feature EDUtainment for visitors of all ages at a discounted $6 admission rate.  There will also be special programming throughout the weekend, FREE treats…  and the chance to win prizes!  Plus, folks who book their own party at OH WOW! during the celebration weekend will receive 10% off!


New Job Openings

OH WOW! is growing and currently seeking three new WOW Pals!  Successful applicants will be willing to work a flexible schedule, have a positive attitude, be self-directed and be WOWtastic team players.

Please click on the links below for the full job descriptions for the following positions:

-Full-time Senior EDUtainer- Education, Programs & Standards

-Part-time (~32 hours/week) EDUtainer-Events & Programs

-Part-time (~32 hours/week) EDUtainer- Front Desk & Memberships

The deadline to apply for all three positions is May 9, 2017.  Please email a cover letter stating which job you are applying for along with resume to associatedirector@ohwowkids.org

OH WOW! is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment is contingent on the ability to pass a background check.


Celebrate Earth Day at OH WOW!

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The “Earth Day Extravaganza” is supported by an award from the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE).  Guests are invited to take part in nine special hands-on activities about our Earth, Solar System and Space.

The event will run from 12pm-4pm in the InspireWorks! WOW! Zone on the bottom floor of OH WOW!  Participation is free to OH WOW! members and at no extra cost to those who’ve paid general admission for the day.

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Rooftop Garden Fundraiser – Play, Paint & Partake

Join OH WOW! in partnership with Youngstown CityScape for an entertaining evening to help fund a rooftop garden in the heart of downtown Youngstown!

Come play with the cool exhibits, partake in adult libations, consume tasty snacks and create rustic, wooden signs you’ll paint and make all your own. It’s a groovy twist on the trendy “paint & sip” craze.

All proceeds will help support an Eagle Scout’s unique rooftop garden project on the historic McCrory Building.

The fundraiser is at OH WOW! on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Tickets are $45 and are limited, so act fast! Visit https://brazenbrush.com/events/04-26-ohwow/ to purchase tickets now!


Let the Testing Begin!

Members are invited to a special hour long testing session of our two newest exhibits.  The special members only session will run 9am to 10am Friday, March 31, 2017. 

We will be testing our new A-Mazing Airways and Drive to Dance all day long and invite explorers of all ages to take part.