With the support of a National Science Foundation grant, CCA has developed an innovative approach to support science education in the art and design studio. In 2015, the MUSE project, Mobile Units for Scientific Exploration, was installed in Simpson Library - a storage, display, and work site for the college’s science equipment collection. In 2022 the collection was moved to Hubbell Classroom 141. Please visit the library to ask about access.
MUSE is designed to specifically support CCA's science instructors with “kits” that are flexible enough to provide equipment, materials, and supplies that can expand students’ knowledge of physical and life sciences. The units are also available to any CCA faculty member or student who attends training workshops on their use.
The MUSE and library installation were designed by students in an upper-division Furniture Production class under the guidance of Russell Baldon (chair, CCA Furniture) and visiting professor Allan Wexler (Parsons the New School).