Founded in 1982, the Science History Institute is dedicated to uncovering the hidden stories of the people responsible for significant scientific achievements and to illuminating the complex circumstances behind important moments of investigation and discovery. Through exhibitions, educational outreach, and other public program, the institute presents the history of science and technology with a focus on how science and society intersect.
An exhibition examines the history of the US School Lunch Program and considers the influences of science and technology on conversations about state welfare, food quality, and childhood health. The project includes interactive digital installations, animated projections, and immersive spaces recalling the school lunch experience, farms, laboratories, and kitchens, along with a space guest-curated by Rebel Ventures, a Philadelphia high school student-led healthy food business.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.