Friday, February 15, 2013

USM, Infinity join forces

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- The University of Southern Mississippi and Infinity Science Center are teaming up to provide more educational programs at the center. Board members from Infinity and representatives from Southern Miss will sign a memorandum of understanding Friday that will mark the beginning of the partnership. The goal is to provide opportunities for students, teachers and visitors to learn more about science at Infinity, the state-of-the-art new $30 million science center that opened in 2012. Infinity, near Interstate 10 south of Stennis Space Center, is one of only nine NASA Visitors Centers in the country. As part of the agreement, USM will seek grants to pay for interactive education exhibits and other programs, such as teacher workshops and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects. (Source: Sun Herald, 02/14/13)