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Jan. 25 2016

Jan. 25, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC, community partners to host science exhibit beginning Jan. 28 at Do Space

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Public Schools, Do Space and the University of Nebraska at Omaha have partnered to bring Science on a Sphere to Omaha, an exhibit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that illustrates Earth System science to visitors. The exhibit will open Thursday, Jan. 28, to the public and remain available through Thursday, Feb. 11, on the second floor of the Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets.
The exhibit by NOAA is six feet in diameter and brings science to life, showing weather and migration patterns while highlighting climate change, oceanic temperature and other complex environmental patterns. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit and learn about STEM-related topics in presentations given by exhibit hosts.
“The Science on a Sphere exhibit is a great kick-off to MCC’s services on the second floor at the Do Space,” said Chris Swanson, continuing education coordinator at MCC. “The exhibit will enhance knowledge about our Earth while making science interesting to people of all ages.”
Helping facilitate and host visitors will be MCC and UNO science faculty and staff. Additionally, the exhibit will be available for field trips for OPS students.
“The UNO STEM faculty are really excited to help to bring the Science on a Sphere Exhibit to Do Space,” said Neal Grandgenett, UNO’s Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education. “It is a truly stunning visual representation of the Earth Systems science associated with the world that we all share."
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours for the general public are 3–9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.–9 p.m. weekends.
For additional information about the Science on a Sphere exhibit, visit For more information about the Do Space, visit


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.