Welcoming the initiative, Emory President Claire E. Sterk says Emory has long harnessed its teaching and research excellence to kindle critical thinking and address global challenges. “That’s what Science Gallery is all about. We view this gallery as a place where creativity, scholarship and service can come together to help make a brighter future for all,” Sterk says.
Deborah W. Bruner, senior vice president for research at Emory, was instrumental in bringing the project to Atlanta and says Emory is excited to introduce Science Gallery to the city.
“We believe this immersive, multi-dimensional experience will foster a dynamic new model for engaging with our students, faculty and the city at large,” Bruner says. “By bringing together the arts and sciences in ways that delight, clarify and stimulate, Science Gallery Emory will build our understanding of complex issues and yield better outcomes for our world in light of pressing global challenges. It will further Atlanta’s reputation as a destination for innovation in the arts and sciences.”
Speaking at the announcement, Andrea Bandelli, executive director of SGI, expressed delight at Emory’s addition to SGI’s family of galleries. “We are excited for what the future holds for it, and the scientific and artistic communities in Atlanta and across Georgia,” Bandelli says.
More details about Science Gallery in Atlanta will be announced over the next few months.