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Florence science center scores $780k grant from NASA

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The ScienceSouth educational center in Florence will receive an estimated $780,000 collaboration grant from NASA to create an educational program inspired by the space agency.

ScienceSouth was one of 10 chosen institutions out of 67 that applied for $7.7 million in grant money from NASA, according to a news release from the agency. The competitive grants were awarded to institutions in 10 states to further NASA's goal of attracting more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"Informal education providers play a key role in NASA Education's effort to make interactive STEM experiences available to students and the general public," said Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education in Washington. "Using compelling NASA content, they create fun, hands-on learning activities that help us stimulate greater interest in STEM. Increasing STEM literacy in students today is crucial to having the talent NASA will require for future missions of science and discovery."

According to ScienceSouth's proposal, they will use the money to produce "NASA Saturday," delivering informal science education and programming for the public in the region. This will include hands-on activities, planetarium shows, and live observing sessions. The Dooley Planetarium will be upgraded to an interactive, digital system, that will provide an enhanced viewing experience and incorporate live NASA feeds. The center also plans hands-on activity sessions on topics such as robotics, planetary objects, deep space, and astrobiology.

Learn more about ScienceSouth on their web page here:

http://www.sciencesouth.org/

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