Help Me Support the Museum of Science Travelling Programs!
My name is Nick Marden, and I'm a runner who loves science.
If you grew up anywhere in New England, you probably have very vivid memories of your first trip to the Museum of Science on the Charles River in Boston. The MoS hosts a stunning collection of displays ranging from natural sciences, to physical sciences, to computer science, and even mathematics. It is where I took in my first planetarium show, learned about Euler's Identity, and watched countless demonstrations of electrostatic principles involving the MoS' massive (and sometimes frightening) Van de Graaff generator.
My trips to the MoS not only opened my eyes to exciting new fields I had never heard of before, they also showed me that science is accessible and welcoming to anyone with curiosity and a willingness to roll up their sleeves. When I went to college, I pursued a degree in Physics and Mathematics in no small part because of the draw that I always felt when I visited the Museum of Science.
Although I'm no longer a scientist, my training in science has been invaluable in my day-to-day work as a software developer. Throughout our increasingly technical society, a firm grounding in scientific reasoning and knowledge is crucial for people looking to make a difference in so many fields: medicine, engineering, finance, and public policy to name just a few. Therefore support for basic science education is a very direct form of support for endeavors that make life better for all of us.
That's why this year I'm joining up with the Museum of Science Marathon team to raise money for the MoS' fantastic Travelling Programs. Together, our team will train for and run the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise money that will help to bring the Museum of Science to classrooms all around New England.
Please help me and the Museum of Science Marathon team as we work to bring the wonder of science to the kids of New England.
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