University of Nebraska, Durham Science Center

  • Commissioning Entity

    Nebraska Arts Council

  • Application Open Date

    08/03/2022

  • Application Deadline Date

    10/06/2022

  • Minimum Budget

    $135485

  • Maximum Budget

    $135485

  • Location of Commission

    Omaha, Nebraska, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Meagan Dion

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (402) 595-3935

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) campus is located in the heart of Omaha which is a major metropolitan city within the Midwest. The Durham Science Center (DSC) is the academic home for physical and mathematical sciences departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. These include Chemistry, Geography and Geology, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. DSC is also home to the Mallory Kountze Planetarium, Math Science Learning Center, and the Aim for the Stars summer camps.

    Faculty from the different disciplines within the Durham Science Center primarily compose the Selection Committee. Their overarching goal is to create an inviting space with a sense of the key disciplines studied within the building. The Committee discussed work that portrays what it is like to be in a research lab, studying in depth different elements of the world, and then taking that knowledge and discoveries into the real world beyond the lab. They would like to see artwork with an interactive quality.