ROME, NY – The Project Fibonacci Foundation recently announced plans to bring a fully operational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) center to downtown Rome by early 2023.
The Multiversity of Science, Arts and Technology (MOSART) will be a collaborative hub focused on programs designed to develop the local youth workforce in these fields. The plan is for MOSART to be part of an interactive exhibition center that showcases art inspired by artificial intelligence, a local venue for community activities and guest speakers, and a metro-hub for local programming. STEAM leadership education.
The Project Fibonacci Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, will operate MOSART and the foundation’s board is currently raising funds for the project. The foundation plans to raise $1 million this year through public grant programs, tax-deductible private donations and corporate gifts. These funds will cover the purchase and renovation of a facility as well as the operating expenses for the first year and the creation of some jobs.
“MOSART will be a popular destination for schools and visiting organizations,” Fibonacci Project Foundation President Andrew Drozd said in a statement announcing the proposed project. “Downtown Rome and its rebirth of the downtown revitalization initiative is a logical choice for its physical presence with its proximity to a leading research laboratory and an emerging art scene.”
As a museum and center for learning activities, MOSART will meet the goals of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative strategy, which includes expanding STEM industries and training the workforce. STEM work.
The planned center will host local industrial and commercial exhibitions as well as the Project Fibonacci Foundation’s ESTEAMED speaker series. It will also host the activities of the annual STEAM conference which brings more than 100 students to Rome for a week to address important socio-techno-economic issues. The theme for the 2023 conference is sustainability and adaptation to climate change.
ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, announced that it will contribute up to $50,000 to initiate a business matchmaking program to raise funds for the project.