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!"
Director of Operations
Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything."
Alissa Korsak, PhD
Fun Fact: "The average temperature on Mars is approximately -81°F"
Fun Fact: "Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay."
Visitor Services Manager
Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."
Events & Donations Coordinator
Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."
Visitor Services & Communications Coordinator
Fun Fact: "Because of the effects of zero gravity, astronauts can grow up to 3% of their height while in space!"
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!"
Facility and Exhibits Manager
Fun Fact: "Bananas don't grow on trees. They grow on the world's largest herb, which is in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms."
Fun Fact: "It officially takes 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop!"
Fun Fact: "Pluto, which is half the width of the United States, has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating world also has blue skies, spinning moons, mountains as high as the Rockies, and it even snows—but the snow is red." Source: NASA