New Jersey Stage

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Young Scientists Explore the Arts at the State Theatre With Support from National Starch

%28New+Brunswick%2C+NJ%29+--+The+State+Theatre+in+New+Brunswick%2C+NJ%2C+announces+the+eighth+season+of+Scientists+Exploring+the+Arts+%28SEA%29%E2%80%94a+unique+partnership+between+the+State+Theatre+and+Bridgewater-based+National+Starch%2C+LLC.+The+program+offers+young+scientists+an+opportunity+to+learn+about+the+arts+and+to+meet+personnel+from+National+Starch%2C+a+world+leader+in+creating+unique+ingredients+for+the+food+and+paper+making+industries.%0D%0A%0D%0ADesigned+to+expand+the+cultural+and+creative+horizons+of+college+students+majoring+in+science+and+technology%2C+the+program+brings+students+to+State+Theatre+performances+as+guests+of+National+Starch.+This+season%27s+Scientists+Exploring+the+Arts+program+features+four+performances%3A+two+during+the+fall+semester+and+two+in+the+spring.+Each+performance+is+preceded+by+dinner%2C+an+informative+lecture+about+the+show%2C+and+networking+with+National+Starch+staff.+The+program+is+free+of+charge+to+participants.+%0D%0A%0D%0A%22Scientists+Exploring+the+Arts+is+an+innovative+partnership+that+benefits+all+three+partners%2C%22+said+Lian+Farrer%2C+the+theater%27s+Vice+President+for+Education.+%22The+program+brings+the+State+Theatre+a+young+new+audience.+For+National+Starch%2C+it%27s+an+opportunity+to+enhance+their+community+profile+and+to+meet+potential+employees+from+New+Jersey%27s+top+universities.+As+for+the+students%2C%22+Farrer+adds%2C+%22what+could+be+better%3F+Dinner%2C+a+learning+experience%2C+a+State+Theatre+performance%2C+and%E2%80%94perhaps%E2%80%94future+employment.+All+for+free%21+We+salute+National+Starch+for+their+vision+and+for+their+sustained+support+of+this+program.%22%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+fall+offerings%E2%80%94which+recently+kicked+off+on+October+1+with+a+performance+by+the+Merce+Cunningham+Dance+Company%E2%80%94include+the+upcoming+performance+by+the+BBC+Concert+Orchestra+on+November+7.+Offerings+in+the+spring+are+Philadanco+-The+Philadelphia+Dance+Company+on+February+17+and+Parsons+Dance+and+East+Village+Opera+Company+in+Remember+Me+on+April+7.%0D%0A%0D%0A%22National+Starch+and+its+employees+are+proud+to+be+a+sponsor+of+this+unique+event.+It+is+great+to+have+a+chance+to+interact+with+aspiring+scientists+in+such+a+perfect+setting+such+as+the+State+Theatre%2C+providing+a+memorable+experience+for+all%2C%22+commented+Joseph+Light%2C+Head+of+Global+Development%2C+Customer+Solutions+%26amp%3B+Product+Innovation+Groups+for+National+Starch+and+a+State+Theatre+Trustee.%0D%0A%0D%0AScientists+Exploring+the+Arts+is+open+to+college+students+%28graduate+and+undergraduate%29+who+are+majoring+in+specific+areas+of+science+or+technology.+Eligible+majors+include%3A+food+science+and+molecular+gastronomy%2C+nutrition%2C+chemistry%2C+chemical+engineering%2C+statistics%2C+environmental+science%2C+food+sensory+evaluation%2C+and+materials+science.+The+program+has+also+been+opened+to+other+majors+such+as+business+%28finance%2C+sales%29%2C+marketing%2C+and+computer+science.%0D%0A%0D%0APast+SEA+participants+have+included+students+from+many+colleges+and+universities+in+New+Jersey%2C+including+Rutgers+University%2C+Princeton+University%2C+Rider+University%2C+Kean+University%2C+Monmouth+University%2C+the+University+of+Medicine+and+Dentistry+of+New+Jersey%2C+Fairleigh+Dickinson+University%2C+New+Jersey+Institute+of+Technology%2C+The+College+of+New+Jersey%2C+and+Stevens+Institute+of+Technology.%0D%0A%0D%0AEstablished+and+funded+by+the+former+National+Starch+and+Chemical+Foundation+as+part+of+its+commitment+to+supporting+the+communities+it+serves%2C+SEA+is+the+brainchild+of+former+National+Starch+and+Chemical+Company+Chairman+and+CEO+and+State+Theatre+Board+Member+Emeritus%2C+William+H.+Powell.%0D%0A%0D%0ANational+Starch+contributed+%2410%2C000+in+support+of+this+year%27s+SEA+program.+Additional+support+for+this+season+has+also+been+provided+by+Mr.+Powell.%0D%0A%0D%0AScientists+Exploring+the+Arts+events+are+free%2C+but+advance+registration+is+required.+Register+online+at+http%3A%2F%2Fwww.statetheatrenj.org%2Feducation%2Fapplication.asp%2C+call+732-246-7469%2C+ext.+545%2C+or+email+SEA%40StateTheatreNJ.org.+Because+space+is+limited+students+are+encouraged+to+register+as+early+as+possible.%0D%0A%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbh@%3B%26nbsp%3?%26nbrF%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%J%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp$x(%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%26nbsq 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