Monthly Archives: June 2011

YOUTH SPEAK: Six Miami Science Museum Upward Bound Students Awarded Prestigious College Scholarships

Miami Science Museum was the first science museum in the nation to become an Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Center in 1999. The Museum’s youth programs focus on providing low income students with training, mentoring, work experience, academic enrichment … Continue reading

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If a Mosquito Can Make a Difference, So Can We

There is a saying that goes: if you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito. When it comes to the subject of climate change, it seems unbelievable that we … Continue reading

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MiaSci Celebrates Father’s Day in a Big Way

This past weekend, we launched our newest exhibition: Moving Things as part of the inaugural Big Truck Days weekend. Nearly 1,000 visitors were able to climb up and into the driver’s seats of big rigs from Ryder, a 60-foot Miami-Dade … Continue reading

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A Virtual Visit with Leland D. Melvin

On May 21, 2011, almost 100 people participated in a mixed-reality, virtual visit with Astronaut Leland Melvin: about half in the Space Gallery at the Miami Science Museum and half via Second Life. We captured over an hour of Mr. … Continue reading

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GECO: Girls Engineering Competition Open

On May 21, 2011, the Miami Science Museum hosted an electrical engineering tournament for Miami-Dade County middle schools titled GECO (Girls Engineering Competition Open). The GECO program, which is funded by the Kennedy Family Foundation, addresses the need to increase … Continue reading

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