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Buck Institute for Research on Aging Opens Learning Center and Introduces Scientists as Artists April 20, 2013

Grand Opening of the Buck Institute Learning Center

Kids of all ages are invited to explore our new 1,400-square-foot Learning Center where activities will focus on many of the model organisms used in our research: stem cells, yeast, worms, water bears and fruit flies. Participants will get hands-on experience doing DNA analysis and will receive materials to take home!

The long-awaited center, supported by a $500,000 gift from Buck Trustee Larry Rosenberger and his wife Diane, is an educational nexus that will allow the Buck to provide a wide range of opportunities for young people as well as lifelong learners. The new center is whimsical in design, but it comes with serious intent-addressing out country's achievement gap in science education.

Scientist as Artist

Each of the uncommon scientific images presented in this remarkable exhibition tells a detailed story of research, experimentation, biological mechanisms and artistry. Displayed in the Buck's soaring, light-filled atrium designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei, the large-scale pictures bring to life inspiring research findings from the Institute's labs. All of the images are connected to our mission to extend healthspan through research and education.

Sixty-five scientists submitted images for consideration. A jury selected 20 that best revealed lab artistry for display. Many of the contributing scientists will be on hand to explain their science and their artistic techniques.

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