Alum to describe Science City project


David Ucko, president of Science City at Union Station in Kansas City, MO, and MIT alumnus (PhD in chemistry, 1972), will speak on "Science City -- A New Model for Recreational Learning" on Thursday, June 1 at 4pm in the Norris Room (18-490). His talk is hosted by Professor Stephen Lippard, chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Ucko's presentation will describe the development of Science City at Union Station, a $250 million project that opened in November 1999, with emphasis on the new model for recreational learning on which it's based. Rather than view a collection of traditional exhibits, Science City visitors explore a themed city that incorporates hands-on adventures and costumed characters. The project also includes three theaters, restaurants and other amenities, all within historic Union Station, the second-largest train station in North America.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 17, 2000.


Topics: Alumni/ae, Special events and guest speakers

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