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UCD forging partnership with SF’s Exploratorium

Visitors at the Exploratorium in San Francisco explore the exhibit Plankton

Visitors at the Exploratorium in San Francisco explore the exhibit "Plankton Populations," created by UC Davis computer scientists Kwan Liu-Ma and Isaac Liao in collaboration with the Exploratorium and MIT. Courtesy photo

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From page A4 | May 06, 2014 |

UC Davis research will come to life in museum exhibits and programs as part of a five-year partnership announced Friday by the university and the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

The partners are exploring ways to bring to the public topics that include environmental science, data visualization, coastal and marine sciences,  agriculture and food science, sustainable energy and data visualization.

“This new partnership brings together two world-class institutions dedicated to discovery and education,” said UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi in a news release. “By collaborating with the Exploratorium, UC Davis has the opportunity to share our knowledge and discoveries with an even broader audience.”

The deal also will enable collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, including opportunities for postdoctorate and graduate students, research proposal development, student and staff exchanges and museum educator training.

Three projects underway are:

* “Plankton Populations:” In this exhibit created in collaboration with Kwan Liu Ma, director of the UCD Center for Visualization, and the Darwin Project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With touch interactions, users are able to explore plankton populations around the world.

* The “Wired Pier” initiative: Visitors are able to learn about the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean through in-water sensors that collect information like temperature, salinity, clarity and acidity.

UCD’s Bodega Marine Laboratory is collecting parallel measurements that may yield new insights on the exchanges and connections between the two bodies of water, according to UCD.

* The Energy Efficiency Center at UCD is working with the museum to tell the story of net-zero energy buildings, like the LEED platinum-certified Exploratorium building and West Village.

The Exploratorium is at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero.

Online: http://www.exploratorium.edu

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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