Campaign Update | January 2021
Building a Vibrant STEM Ecosystem
Last November, the Science Center hosted the first in a series of virtual Community Conversations exploring the creation of a vibrant STEM Ecosystem in Northern Virginia and the role of the future science center in that ecosystem. Community members joined a lively discussion with the Center's Executive Director Nene Spivy and Board members Regina Schofield and Jim Egenreider.

We are pleased to share some highlights from that discussion. You can enjoy the full conversation on our YouTube channel. Please enjoy and join us for the next installment in this series, coming this spring!
Leave a Legacy as an Elements Partner
With your contribution as an Elements Partner, you make a legacy investment in Northern Virginia’s science center that will inspire generations. Your gift creates this important community resource and world-class facility that will ignite curiosity and challenge learners of all ages to experience the world through the lens of science.

Visitors to Northern Virginia’s science center will be greeted with this fun and interactive installation showcasing the Periodic Table of Elements. This unique experience will celebrate your legacy gift as a vital part of our community network of support. 

Become an Elements Partner today and help us Launch the Future for
Northern Virginia's science center. Your gift will play a significant role in creating
a vibrant community resource that will inspire generations.

Launch the Future
Campaign Fundraising Update
90% of total campaign costs
have been committed!

Individuals and corporations committed $1,759,657 in 2020.

Thank you to our STEM Champions!
Campaign Spotlight: Micron Technology, Inc.
Micron has been a leading corporate champion of the Children's Science Center’s mission and vision for more than seven years. We are grateful for their support of our annual outreach programs that deliver meaningful STEM experiences to thousands of our children across the region and for their title sponsorship of the Tinker Shop in the Lab. Today, we proudly recognize Micron’s role as an advocate for inspiring a love of STEM learning in our community with their gift to Launch the Future as a Founding Partner.

Micron is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. For over 40 years, Micron has been instrumental in the most significant technology advancements, delivering optimal memory and storage systems for a broad range of applications. In all aspects of its operations, Micron maintains a commitment to integrity and actively works to improve the unique communities, in which it has a presence. In particular, Micron strives to support and develop effective programs that provide STEM education opportunities. Micron's dedication to STEM learning aligns strongly with the mission, vision, and values of the Children's Science Center, and we look forward to working with Micron in the future to make Northern Virginia a beacon for STEM in the region.

Thank you, Micron, for your commitment to Northern Virginia's science center, solidifying
the region's status as the nexus for STEM innovation, and serving the children, students,
 and families of Northern Virginia for generations.
Learn More & Connect!
Inspiration Tours

One-hour virtual introduction to the Children's Science Center. Meet staff members and learn about our mission and vision to build a world-class science center in Northern Virginia.

Visit our website for more information.
Thank you to our Pivotal Partners!
For more information about the campaign to build Northern Virginia's science center contact:

Margaret Cartier, Campaign Manager