NORTHEAST – Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast worked with Science Central to relaunch their Hot Air Balloon exhibit , which they revealed this morning at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Sen. Jim Banks, Ivy Tech Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier and Science Central Executive Director Martin Fisher spoke at the event. Ivy Tech presented helium balloons to approximately 100 first and second grade students who were at Science Central during the event.
“Science Central is excited to work with Ivy Tech, another community STEM partner, to present this exhibit,” said Martin S. Fisher, executive director of Science Central. “We have had a close relationship with Ivy Tech through some other projects, so it makes sense we would work together to refurbish this popular exhibit for the community.”
The Hot Air Balloon was one of the original exhibits when Science Central opened in 1995. Ivy Tech−Northeast partnered with Science Central to update and relaunch the exhibit with a more vibrant appearance for visitors.
“Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast is pleased to be a part of hands-on learning at Science Central, which is appealing to children, parents and community members,” said Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “The science behind the hot air balloon is definitely educational, but it is also symbolic in that Ivy Tech strives each day to assist our students in reaching success and soaring to new heights.”
For more information, contact Julie Tutwiler at 424-2400, ext. 423 or Julie@sciencecentral.org.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
About Science Central
Science Central is a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for people of all ages. It opened November 5, 1995 in the 1929 City Light and Power Plant. It serves as the only regional science and technology center, has the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana and the only regional GEMS and Project Flying Wild site. Science Central staff serve on regional, state and national STEM committees.