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The Da Vinci Science Center has been named the recipient of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s 2014 Innovator’s Award. The award recognizes the Da Vinci Science Center for collaborating with schools in the community to inspire students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Strong partnerships with schools, companies, and organizations throughout the greater Lehigh Valley region have helped the Da Vinci Science Center fulfill its mission to bring science to life and lives to science. The Center engaged a record total of 125,209 people – including tens of thousands of students and families – during its year ending June 30, 2013.
The Innovator’s Award will be presented during the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Celebration of Caring on April 30, 2014, inside Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.
“The Community Innovator’s Award from the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is a wonderful honor for our organization,” said Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO of the Da Vinci Science Center. “We appreciate the strong support we have received from so many schools and partners to help contribute to the education of our youth and to the vibrancy of our community.”
Partnerships that support the Da Vinci Science Center’s mission include the following:
The Da Vinci Science Center’s corporate partners have allowed it to develop new programs and exhibits and present national blockbuster visitor experiences – including Bodies Revealed; GROSSOLOGY: The Impolite Science of the Human Body; and Space: A Journey to Our Future, which opens at the Center on May 24, 2014. Leading corporate partners – listed in alphabetical order – include Air Products; ATAS International, Inc.; Avantor Performance Materials; B. Braun; Just Born Quality Confections; LSI; Olympus America; PPL; Thermo Fisher Scientific; and UGI Utilities, Inc.