The short answer to the question "Who are the people behind Science
U?" is that it is owned and operated by Science U LLC, a
company formed by Mark Phillips and Robert Miner to maintain the site.
Science U came into existence as a result of the closure of The Geometry Center at the
University of Minnesota. The Geometry Center can proudly claim many
notable accomplishments in the area of math and science visualization
and communication. In particular, the Center's Web site was one of
the first 300 in the world, and has been widely recognized as an
influential pioneer in the use of the web for math and science
The Geometry Center was funded by grants from the National
Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota from 1991-1998.
One of the conditions of that grant was that the Center should seek
self-supporting ways of keeping the materials developed over the years
available to the public.
Science U was the result. In 1997, three senior researchers at the
Center formed Geometry Technologies, Inc. Geomtery Technologies
created and long maintained Science U, primarily as a service to the
community. Material was migrated from the Geometry Center to give it
an ongoing home, and enhance it over time. Visit our picture gallery to meet some of the main
contributors to Science U.
Science U LLC was spun off from Geomtery Technologies, as a
separate project in 2006. To contact us, please use our contact form.
Geometry Technologies now specialized in the design, development
and hosting of highly interactive Web sites and e-Business
applications. If you are interested in finding out more about our
services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our
Web site, at www.geomtech.com.