Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC)

August 1st, 2007 - August 31st, 2017 | PROJECT

CENTC's (Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis) outreach is focused on partnerships with science centers. Initially we worked with the Pacific Science Center (PSC) to train our students in effective communication of science concepts to public audiences. Later we developed a short-term exhibit, Chemist - Catalysts for Change in the Portal to Current Research space. As part of the CCI/AISL partnership program, we partnered with Liberty Science Center to create an activity on a multi-touch media table, "Molecule Magic." We are currently developing another exhibit with PSC.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Poster - "Molecule Magic": A collaboration between scientists and informal science institutions to educate the public about chemistry
Formative Evaluation: CENTC Multi-Touch Table

Team Members

Karen Goldberg, Principal Investigator, University of Washington
Eve Perara, Project Manager, University of Washington


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: OMA
Award Number: 0650456
Funding Amount: 15605651

Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1205189
Funding Amount: 16127284


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Chemistry | Engineering | Health and medicine
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Laboratory Programs | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs