Museum of Science and Industry


The Current State of Energy

October 26, 2010



Event Essentials


  • Date:
  • October 26, 2010
  • Time:
  • 6:00 PM
  • Cost:
  • Free (reservations are required)

A Black Creativity Panel Discussion

Panel discussion from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception from 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Securing a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective energy supply to meet global demand is one of the most critical issues of our time.  A panel of leading academic, scientific, corporate and political experts will discuss the historical, current and future challenges in energy, share recent innovations, and highlight growing opportunities in energy fields. Join the discussion with:

  • Hazel O’Leary, President of Fisk University and former United States Secretary of Energy
  • Congressman Bobby L. Rush, serving 1st District of Illinois
  • Frank Stewart, President & COO of the American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Herman White, Ph.D., Particle Physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Moderated by Salim Muwakkil, WVON Radio personality


These experts will address energy topics like:

  • The latest developments in sustainable and renewable energy
  • U.S. energy independence and security
  • Economic and personal impacts of energy issues
  • Contributions of African Americans to the field


RSVP for This Free Event

This event is free but reservations are required. Please RSVP by October 22 to Tameka Edwards-Chihota at (773) 753-7055 or tameka.edwards-chihota(at)msichicago.org.


Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
    * Wednesday, July 23: closing at 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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