Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partners with GlaxoSmithKline to bring hands-on science to NC boys and girls clubs
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is partnering with global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline to bring hands-on science to boys and girls clubs throughout North Carolina with a program called “Science on Your Street.”
The program aims to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics using a mobile vehicle that will spend a week at 10 different boys and girls clubs throughout the state. The vehicle made its first visit Tuesday at Brentwood Boys and Girls Club in downtown Raleigh.
“Morehead Planetarium is pleased to partner with the ‘Science On Your Street’ mobile program, which will have a statewide impact on North Carolina communities, families, schools and children through its innovative and interactive science,” said Crystal Harden, Morehead’s director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, in a statement. “Our goal and purpose is to inspire and engage children of ages, as well as their families and communities, in science and engineering technology.”
GSK’s “Science On Your Street” initiative is part of a series of free science programming that began with GSK Science in the Summer, which educates thousands of students each summer with free week-long sessions for second to eighth grade students.
UNC-Asheville Chancellor Steps Down
UNC-Asheville Chancellor Mary Grant announced on Sept. 13 she will step down at the end of the 2017.
Grant accepted a new job as as president of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston.
Kennon Briggs, UNC-A Board of Trustees chairperson, said in the announcement that Grant put students at the center of all the university did.