Mi-Sci to host a community celebration on December 26th to kick off a year of “Powers of 10” access programs for teachers, students, and Detroit residents
Detroit, Mich., December 15, 2022 – With support from Aramco Americas, the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is launching a special community access program celebrating its tenth birthday.
The initiative kicks off with a community celebration on Monday, December 26, with a reduced admission price of $10 per person for everyone.
After the 26th, the $10 reduced admission price will continue for City of Detroit residents and select underserved communities until Friday, January 6, 2023.
Mi-Sci’s December 26th community celebration is just the beginning. Throughout 2023 Aramco will support other similar Mi-Sci 10th anniversary initiatives, which fall under the name “Powers of 10.” These activities are designed to benefit Detroit residents, K-12 teachers and students, and select underserved communities in the region:
- Mi-Sci will offer $10 admission to all K-12 grade teachers.
- Mi-Sci will provide one free youth museum ticket to all students who participate in Mi-Sci’s Aramco Traveling Science Programs, which are offered at locations throughout the state.
- In June 2023, Mi-Sci will launch a community membership program, free to all libraries and partner social service agencies in Detroit.
“The Powers of 10 is a mathematical concept that centers on the exponential potential of the number 10 and the use of scientific notation to express it,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “It’s not always easy or affordable for some communities and schools to visit us. But, thanks to the generous support from Aramco for Mi-Sci’s Powers of 10 anniversary year in 2023, we will be able to put even more people at the center of science.”
Aramco is active in the Metro Detroit area with its Aramco Research Center-Detroit, located in Novi, developing innovative transportation solutions. It is also a founding member of the ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials in Farmington Hills.
“We are a company committed to R&D and technology. Supporting the Michigan Science Center’s efforts to welcome more people to their museum in 2023 in celebration of their tenth anniversary fits with our community programs to spark interest among youth in science and innovation,” said Nabeel I. AlAfaleg, president and CEO, Aramco Americas.”
Last summer, Aramco Americas helped bring back Mi-Sci’s popular Aramco Traveling Science Program, which will run through May 2023 with geographic availability throughout the Lower and Upper Peninsula. From June 2021 to May 2022, the program served 46,445 people at 104 events at schools, libraries, summer childcare and after-school programs, and other community groups in Michigan and Ohio.
The Powers of 10 is expressed as a mathematical concept this way:
10¹ = 10 x 1 = 10
10² = 10 x 10 = 100
10³ = 10 x 10 x 10 = 1,000
Since 2012, over a half million K-8 grade students have visited Mi-Sci, and the organization continues to inspire students to be curious about the world around them and understand that imagination can lead to amazing discoveries.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Mi-Sci could not operate without the community’s support. For those willing to make a gift, visit this link.
About Aramco Americas
Aramco Services Company (d/b/a Aramco Americas) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Aramco, a world leader in integrated energy and chemicals, and has had a presence in the U.S. for more than 60 years. Aramco Americas is a contributor to the U.S. energy sector through research and development, venture fund activities, asset ownership, as well as technology and digital transformation. The company is headquartered in Houston, and maintains offices in New York, Washington D.C., Boston, and Detroit. Aramco Americas is committed to being a positive contributor in the communities where its employees live and work, and to making a difference through outreach that benefits the arts, geosciences, education, and the environment. americas.aramco.com.
The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, Mi-Sci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through our Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO, we are expanding beyond our Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your Mi-Sci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.