New York Tech’s STEAM van joined the celebration of Nikola Tesla’s birthday at Wardenclyffe’s Tesla Science Center on the East End of Long Island. On July 10, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the innovator, who would have been 165. Attendees were able to interact with the technology in the STEAM van, which is equipped with 3-D printers, robotics, circuitry, and more.
According to an article about the celebration in the Times Beacon Record, “The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe … is Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory. Known as a man before his time, he was deemed a genius while researching alternating current systems. He believed that energy didn’t have to be a rich man’s luxury. Energy could be available to all and powered naturally. He thought he could power the whole Northeastern seaboard from Niagara Falls.”