WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.
Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""
Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"
Fun Fact: "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific name for brain freeze"
Alissa Korsak, PhD
Fun Fact: "The average temperature on Mars is approximately -81°F"
Director of Operations
Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything...I've tried...Several times."
Visitor Services Manager
Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."
Facility and Exhibits Manager
Fun Fact: "The Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland discharges 35 billion tons of icebergs per year into the Atlantic Ocean and flows at an average speed of 150 feet per day."
Fun Fact: "A group of tapirs is called a candle."
Grant & Development Manager
Fun Fact: "The first practical electric vehicle was designed and built in America in 1835."
Events & Donations Coordinator
Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."
Visitor Services & Social Media Specialist
Fun Fact: "Because of the effects of zero gravity, astronauts can grow up to 3% of their height while in space!"
Fun Fact: "Prosopagnosia is a disorder in which people struggle to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face."
Membership Program Coordinator
Fun Fact: "It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!"