A Word from NCMC Section Chairs - Science

21 Jan 2020 5:08 PM | Anonymous

2019 SMT Center Annual Awards


At the 2019 SMT (Science, Math, and Technology) Center Annual Awards Banquet, Dr. Sam Houston gave the professors, researchers, industry leaders,  educators, students, and museum professionals in attendance a homework assignment. Dr. Houston asked us to pick up and read a copy of imagination first, unlocking the power of possibility, authored by Erci Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon.

Dr. Houston added that "when imagination becomes a habit, it can transform your work and your life."

 imagination first, unlocking the power of possibility  is a quick read, filled with illustrative stories from creative leaders, educators, artists, and scientists to illustrate how to bring imagination to life. We all know that imagination is the root of what we want to convey to our guests in the museum. Imagination plays a role in the making the effort that a participant put into visiting or being a part of a program long after they have left the parking lot. Imagination leads to questions. Questions lead to research. Research leads to problem solving and creativity.

imagination first, unlocking the power of possibility  is certainly worth your time. See link to purchase:

https://www.amazon.com/Imagination-First-Unlocking-Power-Possibility/dp/1118013689/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=imagination+first&qid=1579188877&sr=8-1

Each year, the SMT Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology (SMT) education in North Carolina are helping to advance the mission of the SMT Center.  This event is held in the spring each year.

Awards presented each year include:


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