Explore STEM careers at Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers event at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
WHAT: Students will be learning about interesting jobs directly from STEM professionals on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, at two-day career fair, Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. With an array of dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions, attendees will be able to discover what “cool jobs” in the science, technology, engineering and medicine fields have to offer. Young minds will receive valuable advice on pursuing futures in STEM occupations, which are steadily increasing in the job market. Nearly 75 professionals will be stationed throughout the Museum, ready to answer questions, lead an interactive activity or demonstration, and talk about their career of choice.
Science Works includes:
- In-depth sessions with astronaut Jerry Ross, White Sox team physical therapist Jeff Stein, and fire-eater and “FreakShow & Tell” star Thom Britton
- Career stations featuring a variety of STEM professionals with “cool jobs” from companies such as United Airlines, ComEd, Exelon, Chicago Fire Department and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- One-on-one discussions on STEM careers
WHEN: Friday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact us for suggested times for media visits.
WHERE: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
CONTACT: Julie Parente, (773) 753-6249, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Mailhiot, (773) 947-3133, email@example.com
Science Works is open to families and school groups. This event is included with Museum Entry.
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About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
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