January 25, 2011


Adults provided information about science careers, children learn science is fun 

SCOPE (Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration) is bringing a Science and Technology night to the Kansas City urban community on Wednesday, January 26, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Thornberry Unit located at 3831 East 43rd Street. The event will be held from 6-8 pm.

Families with students of all ages are invited to interact with hands-on activities that demonstrate science and technology educational and career pathways, while parents and adults receive information about valuable Kansas City area resources and opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.

SCOPE is coordinating a series of science and technology education outreach and programs with the invaluable partnership of Boys & Girl Clubs of Greater Kansas City and generous support of Polsinelli Shughart PC, along with a host of local area partners.

In addition to SCOPE, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Polsinelli, exhibitors at the January 26th event include: UMKC-First Lego League Robotics; Make: KC; Black Family Technology Awareness Association; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Engineering; Missouri Biotechnology and more!

“Through events like the upcoming Kansas City Community Science and Technology Night, SCOPE’s mission is to showcase local organizations, make science fun and engaging for everyone, while getting students excited about science-related careers and help adults looking to retool their careers,” said SCOPE founder and Executive Director Cynthia Kramer.

Based in St. Louis, SCOPE links communities to higher education institutions, financial aid opportunities, scholarships, internships, careers and events.

“SCOPE is an umbrella organization that brings all the best practices in science and technology together to provide easy access for students and adults. We are a resource and navigation tool for students of all ages, as well as for adults who want to upgrade their career path,” Kramer added.

For more information on SCOPE, go to or call 314/398-4973.

For KC media:

Laura Burstein, 636-536-3989

Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780

SCOPE, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, has worked with more than 100 organizations around the state to better connect Missourians to science and technology. An important part of SCOPE’s mission is sharing information about science-related scholarships, internships and workforce development – opportunities aimed at improving the lives of Missouri citizens and the state’s economy.

SCOPE, Powering your future through Science and Technology: Connect, Learn, Achieve...Pass it On

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