Society Acknowledges Expertise in Mind, Brain and Education
The RLC supports researchers from a variety of fields, from psychology and kinesiology to urban planning and computer science, as they conduct their active research studies with museum guests. The Center also provides additional opportunities for research dissemination. The Center’s MBE goal is to enhance communication between researchers and the public, strengthening research connections and organizing meaningful learning experiences for both researchers and the public.
The field of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) is an emerging area of study which explores the neurobiological and psychological factors involved in the learning process. Museum guests are invited to participate in ongoing research studies conducted by the RLC, housed in the Museum. Creative interactions between researchers and the public are encouraged as these studies explore, challenge and integrate principles from the field of MBE.
“I am so very proud of the work that is being done by the RLC,” said Van A. Romans, Museum President. “Since the beginning of this collaboration, our Museum guests have truly come to appreciate the unique opportunity they have to participate in these studies. They have access to cutting edge research and the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with scientists and educators who are tops in their fields. This award is the validation of important work done here.”
Over the last two years, research studies supported by the RLC have enlisted more than ten thousand participants.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.