RMSC and RIT formalize their collaboration
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Earlier this week, RIT and the Rochester Museum of Science formalized their longstanding partnership, opening the door to more collaboration and exploration. With a more formal agreement in place now, the path between research and communication will be much shorter.
“Science is a verb, it’s something we do, it’s an active process and it’s constantly evolving and constantly changing as we learn new things, science evolves,” said Carl Uzelmeir, Ph. D., and director of presented content for exhibits at RMSC. .
Tracking this development now won’t be as difficult as the Rochester Museum of Science and RIT are committed to working even more closely together in the near future.
Anna Stenport, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been a key force in advancing the collaboration already in place. For her, this fulfills the purpose behind why research is done in the first place and the purpose of the university itself.
“Sharing this work with the general public is part of any university’s mandate and it’s really at the heart of the liberal arts cause at RIT,” said Anna Septon, Ph.D.
Their work with the Rochester Museum and Science Center is perhaps one of the most formal relationships RIT has with local museums, but their reach extends to all ends of the region in various capacities.
“The significance of this partnership is that it adds to our already existing portfolio of strategic partnerships with area museums and cultural institutions, so just the country village of Genesee and the Seneca Park Zoo Museum and others,” said Juilee Decker, Ph.D., the director of museum studies at RIT.
Although there is much more to discover, at the RMSC in particular, they are preparing to launch their latest collaboration with RIT in November.
“We have a new exhibit opening this fall in November called the Wonders of Water and it’s fantastic to be able to work with RIT to showcase some of the latest research and to be able to lay things out in an accurate way and create these fun new experiences in partnership with them,” said Calvin Uzelmeier, Ph.D., director of featured content at RMSC.