Science City in Kansas City gets new name, partnership
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Science City in Kansas City, Missouri, is getting a new name as part of a multimillion-dollar partnership with an engineering firm.
The Kansas City Star reports Burns & McDonnell is teaming up with the center, which will be renamed “Science City Powered by Burns & McDonnell.” A “geek wedding reception” this past week marked the change — a nod to the science, technology, engineering and math focus of Science City.
The partnership is structured to last at least five years. Burns & McDonnell committed to two more Battle of the Brains competitions for K-12 students across the region, with the winning concept of each becoming a $1 million permanent exhibit for the science center.
Science City opened in 1999 at Union Station and attendance this year is projected at 300,000.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com