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The B&O Railroad Museum has announced it has entered into a partnership to expand educational programming with Northeast Maglev, the company bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train project to the Northeast Corridor. As part of the B&O’s dedication to provide cutting-edge educational experiences to children and adults alike, the Museum and Northeast Maglev will work together to offer programming to showcase innovation and technology in railroading—past, present and future.
New educational activities will feature interactive and hands-on opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the lens of railroad technology. Workshops will focus on the science behind magnetic levitation with fun experiments including building a maglev train, moving a battery through wire coil, and creating the visualization of magnetic fields.
Kris Hoellen, Executive Director of the B&O Railroad Museum, said:
I am thrilled we have the opportunity to share not only the importance of trains throughout our history, but also the technological advancements of the industry – from 13mph steam engines to 311mph maglev trains. Through this partnership with Northeast Maglev, the Museum will be able to demonstrate the really cool and fun aspects of engineering trains for the future!
The partnership will bring new experiential materials to the Museum, including a maglev toy train display for train fans of all ages.
Wayne Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Northeast Maglev, said:
Northeast Maglev’s support provides additional resources to the B&O Railroad Museum’s education department as well as the opportunity to share some of our exciting innovations in trains and rail transportation right where it all began nearly two centuries ago. The B&O Railroad Museum is a critical asset for Baltimore City and our region, and we are thrilled to help its staff deliver on their mission to broaden the public’s understanding of the railroad industry’s significance in America, and its very bright future right here in the Northeast Corridor.
The B&O Railroad Museum’s reopening information and new STEM programming schedules will be announced via its website and social media channels.
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