Science City partners with engineering firm in Kansas City

October 27, 2018 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Science City in Kansas City’s Union Station is partnering with an engineering firm to improve science, technology, engineering and math education.

The multimillion-dollar partnership between Science City and Burns & McDonnell was announced Thursday. The agreement is scheduled to last at least five years.

The center will now be named “Science City Powered by Burns & McDonnell”

The Kansas City Star reports the agreement includes the firm committing to two more Battle of the Brains competitions for K-12 students across the region, with the winning concepts becoming $1 million permanent center exhibits.

Burns & McDonnell employees will provide talks and demonstrations at the science center, and the company will help with maintenance at Science City.

Burns & McDonnell has made more than $8 million in contributions to Science City.


Information from: The Kansas City Star,