Major campaign gift presentation to NMU

Media members are invited to a presentation ceremony at Northern Michigan University at 11 a.m. Thursday (March 14) in the Exploration Room of the Glenn T. Seaborg Center for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics.  SBC Ameritech will present a campaign gift of $50,000 to NMU and the Seaborg Center to create the "SBC Adventures in Discovery Series." This series will consist of four interactive exhibits each year that will focus on a variety of science and mathematics topics.  The exhibits will be available to K- 12 and college students, teachers and the general public.

The ceremony will act as a sneak preview of the Center's "Window on the Universe" exhibit, the first of the SBC Adventures series, which officially opens March 18 as part of the Seaborg Center's Window on the Universe Week The Window on the Universe program features a week-long visit from five space scientists from NASA and The Challenger Center for Space-Science Education who will engage in several community and classroom activities while in the area.

The "Window on the Universe" exhibit includes moon rock samples, astronaut equipment, informational displays on space science and exploration, and computer simulations on space science.

Fifth-grade students from Sandy Knoll Elementary School, who have been actively studying space science and exploration, will be on hand to preview the exhibit and watch a film on how to become an astronaut.

Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications