This week, the public were welcomed to the Potomac Science in Belmont Bay, for the Potomac Science Center Dedication Ceremony!
The event was highlighted by several publications:
Jeff Kaczmarek, the director of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development, said the center is a boon to the county. “The Potomac Science Center is a tremendous asset to not only Prince William County, but the entire Greater Washington Metropolitan region. The center is viewed as a key building block in growing technology business clusters, STEM activities, workforce development and more. And we looking forward to supporting its full potential.”
From the Prince William County Government:
Peggy Agouris, the dean of College of Science at George Mason University, spoke at a recent dedication ceremony, and said that the scientists at the center would be working to develop a “greater understanding of the ecological conditions of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”
Scientists working at the center will focus on restoration of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, global climate change, suburban sustainability and management of natural ecosystems, according to a university press release.
The $32 million waterfront building, which opened for use this fall, is home to the College of Science‘s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center and its Center for Geospatial Intelligence.
From the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Newsletter:
ICPRB staff attendee the opening of George Mason University’s Potomac Science Center at Belmont Bay on the Potomac. The new facility will house the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, with a focus on Potomac River general water research, as well as educational efforts aimed at area schools. The ICPRB has worked with the university on several projects. The university has been performing Potomac-based research for decades.