Titanic Science: Exploring New Methods of Interpretation

October 1st, 1998 - March 31st, 1999 | PROJECT

The Maryland Science Center is planning a nationwide, traveling exhibit that would examine the scientific investigations and findings related to how and why the Titanic sank. During this planning phase for the project, two of the Maryland Science Center staff would participate in an upcoming scientific expedition to study the Titanic. They will be able to closely follow the work of the Marine Forensics Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in order to understand more thoroughly the scientific processes and principles involved. The museum staff also will refine the design of the exhibit and test prototype exhibit components, themes, styles, and presentation of science.

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Team Members

Gregory Andorfer, Principal Investigator, Maryland Science Center
Stephanie Ratcliffe, Co-Principal Investigator, Maryland Science Center


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9813762
Funding Amount: 49867


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | History | policy | law | Physics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits