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The South Florida Science Center plans to begin work this summer on a $2.4 million exhibit designed to teach visitors about the human brain.
The center on Thursday received a $900,000 donation from the Quantum Foundation that will allow construction to begin on the exhibit, entitled A Journey Through the Human Brain.
The exhibit will “take a bottom-up approach to telling the story of the human brain, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated circuitry that creates our hopes, fears and memories,” the science center said in a news release about the project.
Partnering together to create the exhibit called 'A Journey Through The Human Brain' are FAU's Brain Institute, Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute of Florida, Palm Healthcare Foundation and The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation (which donated $750,000 to the project).
Today, the Quantum Foundation, known for funding Palm Beach County School District medical academies, donated $900,000. The Science Center needs to raise $200,000 to complete the exhibit.
At its inception, the Community Foundation and the Patterson Foundation teamed up to ensure students’ access to EdExplore’s programs. Committing to $500,000 each, distributing $100,000 annually over the course of its first five years. They recently announced that they will both be committing another $500,000 each over its next five years.
During the conference, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Duke University will also host the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum, which showcases 19 life science companies from about a dozen universities. Duke companies Microelastic Ultrasound, which specializes in medical diagnostic devices, and ...
They analyzed water samples, created “trash monsters,” and spoke with women scientists from an array of backgrounds as part of Polk Girls In Science — a new program started through a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation and a partnership with Lake Wales Charter Schools.
Floyd said new programs are always being added. “We recently received a grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation and now have a portable planetarium that we can offer,” Floyd said. The planetarium is an inflatable dome with a projector inside. The planetarium is an educational tool and is able to portray things like constellations, the solar system, and ocean currents.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has donated $50,000 to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to expand youth outreach and education programs, the organizations said Tuesday. Part of the money will benefit Mote's Strategic Partnerships Program.
“We are able to celebrate the launch of this new Clinical Skills Simulation Center because of the generous support we have received from the Quantum Foundation, Palm Healthcare Foundation and our Florida legislature,” said Phillip Boiselle, M.D., dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.