The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami has announced a $10 million gift from the University of Miami in support of permanent and traveling exhibitions, media productions, and public programs designed to advance the museum's work in the field of informal science communication.
Part of a 2016 $100 million gift from the Frosts to promote and strengthen basic and applied sciences as well as engineering at the university, the funding will enable the two institutions to collaborate on research, planetarium/video productions, symposia, and lectures‚ and will open up opportunities for internships and experiential training opportunities for UM students. The university recently broke ground on the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science and Engineering Building on its Coral Gables campus, part of the new Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Science.
"We are honored to receive this generous contribution from the University of Miami," said Frost Science president and CEO Frank Steslow. "This will have a major impact on our institution, inspiring future STEM leaders and allowing our guests direct access to the rich scientific research programs, academic expertise, and professional skills of the university."