Museum of Innovation and Science, Clarkson University launch partnership

The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), the Capital Region’s largest science museum, and Clarkson University have formalized a partnership to advance informal and formal STEM education. Clarkson University photo

SCHENECTADY — The Museum of Innovation and Science, the Capital Region’s largest science museum, and Clarkson University have formalized a partnership to advance informal and formal science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

The partnership comprises several initiatives including a collaboration among Clarkson’s Institute for STEM Education, its Master of Arts in Teaching Program and miSci’s creative team to develop immersive, hands-on exhibits and to deploy STEM experiential programs for students and teachers alike.

The current agreement calls for a three-year commitment. As part of the partnership, the staff, faculty, and students at Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus located at 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, just across the street from miSci, will all become Museum Members so they may enjoy all that it has to offer. Clarkson’s Graduate School will hold some of their engineering classes in the Museum’s newly renovated classrooms.

“We are thrilled to work together with miSci to provide a robust program in engineering, the digital arts, education, and business that will ignite the way teachers and students engage through STEM in the classroom and how people of all ages learn complex ideas,” said Tony Collins, President of Clarkson. “The launch of this partnership reflects our commitment to creating educational experiences that drive the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and to drive opportunities for the City of Schenectady to continue its legacy as a place where innovation thrives.”

“Neil Golub’s visionary guidance as miSci Board Chair has allowed the Museum to explore new and innovative ways to engage with our community and build new partnerships, leading to this exciting collaboration,” stated miSci President Gina Gould. “We are grateful for his leadership and will continue to seek out additional opportunities as we expand our relationship with Clarkson.”

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