Why Science, Technology, and Innovation?
“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”
– President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
We are all about Colorado’s bustling community of outside the box thinkers, top notch scientists, and dedicated educators. These existing communities make Boulder the ideal location for a collaborative, innovative play space.
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Science, technology, and innovation resources are important for everyone. However, U.S. youth do not currently have sufficient access to quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math – also referred to as STEM education. STEM learning promotes problem solving, ensures future economic development, and empowers youth, especially women and minority community members, to pursue STEM career paths. Science Galaxy is committed to provide engaging resources to support national STEM needs. More U.S. STEM information is available here.
Why Colorado?..Why Boulder?
Colorado is the epicenter of today’s innovation conversation and has been recognized as the most innovative state in the nation (Colorado Innovation Network, 2016). With its rapidly evolving innovation ecosystem, Colorado continues to draw world leaders across the public and private sector to sustain one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S. To learn more about Colorado’s current talents, ideas, capital and entrepreneurships, please view the 2015 Innovation Report.
Boulder, one of Colorado’s innovation hot spots, has been ranked as one of the top five most innovative cities in the U.S. and has the highest density of startups in the nation (Forbes, 2016). Boulder’s future economic growth will depend on evolving innovation resources and Science Centers have been evaluated as pivotal for serving as catalysts for career inspirations, for providing STEM resources, and for enhancing cities’ overall quality of life (PGAV Destinations, Global Leaders in Planning and Design 2013). However, Boulder does not currently have a Science Center. With 17 major, national and international federally funded research institutions, a renowned University, and a bustling innovation scene, Boulder is the ideal place for Science Galaxy to provide a never-before seen science and technology community play space.
What does Boulder think about the development of Science Galaxy?
More than 300 local community members participated in the anonymous 2016 Science Galaxy Market Research survey. Community feedback indicated a significant need for a communal, intergenerational science and educational space. Additional survey highlights included interest in interactive exhibits, learning sessions, and opportunities for school outreach. Learn more.
How do we do this?
Science Galaxy is committed to set a new community norm for how we interact with science and technology in our environment. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization striving for financial self-sustainment. To support this mission, we depend on donations from local, national, and international donors and sponsors who care about the future of science, technology, and innovation. Learn more about how to support us.