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.
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.