Museum of Science and Industry

Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers

Interact with STEM professionals at our Museum-wide science career fair


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Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers invited students to learn about interesting jobs straight from the professionals. This two-day, Museum-wide event -- held October 4 and 5, 2013 -- featured an array of dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions.

Students could discover what “cool jobs” the science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) fields have to offer, see how to turn their passion into a career, and get advice on pursuing a future in STEM occupations, which are steadily increasing in the job market!

Featured Speakers

Jerry Ross, astronaut, NASA
Find out what it's like to live in space.
Cheryl Scott, meteorologist, NBC5 Chicago
Learn about the science of weather.
Jerry Zimmerman ("Mr. Freeze"), Fermilab
Explore the super cool properties of liquid nitrogen!

Schedule and Participants

Opening Event: CEO Panel
Three CEOs talked with Chicago-area middle- and high-school students about their careers.
Participating Companies and Organizations
See who was on hand to answer questions about STEM-related jobs.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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