Tim Pula is the Interpretive Exhibits Inventor for Spark!Lab. Tim took his first steps along a museum career path in 2003 at the Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile, AL. For six years Tim created hands-on content for the Ciba Lab while performing exciting and explosive chemistry demonstrations for thousands of museum visitors. In 2009, Tim accepted a position with Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. It was in Charlotte where Tim dove into the use basic electronics, low cost microcontrollers, and live data visualization as tools to create interactives with real time feedback. He also took up 3D printing, which has become a passion of his, as a tool for museum activity creation.
Some of Tim’s notable accomplishments are: developing an after school Aerospace program for middle school students, organizing a highly successful electronics recycling event, writing LEGO based robotics curriculum for fifth graders, being featured in an article in Alabama AAA magazine, appearing on an Interstate 10 billboard doing an experiment, fighting a gladiator as part of the A Day in Pompeii exhibit, and appearing on the front page of the Charlotte Observer for an article depicting STEM based initiatives.