Chevron's traveling STEM zone made another stop in New Orleans, this time highlighting the science of football in honor of Super Bowl XLVII, and John Murray Productions, Inc. was once again on hand to design, build and install the latest incarnation of this sport education experience.
As part of Super Bowl Boulevard, a four-day football celebration with music, food, and sport education held in Waldenburg Riverfront Park, Chevron’s 40′ x 60′ tent welcomed visitors of all ages to learn about and experience the science, technology, engineering, and math of football through a variety of hands-on learning stations. The latest STEM zone featured several new exhibits, including a giant Newton’s cradle, a biofeedback exhibit, a field goal simulator, and a history of helmets exhibit.
These were in addition to our existing stations, like Studio C where visitors can learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting and production. Volunteers were enlisted to man the stations, educating visitors on the various principles featured at each station. The challenge came in designing & fabricating the entire zone in our shop in Oakland, then shipping it across the country for the install while simultaneously installing another STEM zone in Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pro-am. The football-energized crowd was certainly a change of pace from who we normally find at golf events, adding to the fun and excitement of New Orleans during Super Bowl week.