MetroUpdate with Joseph Caputo September 2008

Meeting Our Potential
September 2008

Joseph CaputoDear Readers,

The Science Metropolis model is changing.

After a summer of thinking about how to make this site as useful as possible for visitors, I’ve realized I need to provide, first and foremost, a resource for Bostonians. I will be working with Boston-area businesses to bring you all the information I can about science events in and around the city.

In addition to providing unique news and columns about research and events, you can come to Science Metropolis to find information about museum exhibits, films, expos, competitions, and conventions focusing on science in the city.

Part of the original goal of the site was to bridge the digital and the physical. One of the ways I want to accomplish this goal is with a Science Metropolis Book Club. By highlighting books written by authors visiting the city, I hope to give science-book readers an interactive experience with fellow science-hobbyists and writers.

I am also happy to announce the winners of the Science Metropolis Poetry Contest. My three judges, all published poets, had difficultly choosing the top 3, but a decision was reached and all the winning poems can be accessed from the Poetry Contest page.  Congratulations again to grand-prize winner Nancy Yu. The next poetry contest will begin on January 1.

Throughout the month of September, be sure to check out the ever evolving For: Science Hobbyists, Students, and Families page. Thank you for being part of this journey.


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