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MSI Experts and Scientists Available to Media

The Museum of Science and Industry offers a variety of experts in science, STEM education, exhibition development and administration that are available to the media for general interviews and topical commentary.

The Museum’s Welcome to Science Initiative is a great resource for those working on stories about the need for improvement in our country’s STEM education and what organizations like museums can do to improve it.

MSI also offers a demonstration team who can bring science concepts to life by planning a fun and compelling hands-on science segment for broadcast media.

To book an interview

Contact pr@msichicago.org. 

senior exhibit developer

Olivia Castellini, Ph.D.

Content expertise: physics, materials science, quantum mechanics, microscopy, women in science, communicating science to the public

vice president of education and guest experiences

Rabiah Mayas, Ph.D.

Content expertise: STEM education, maker-based learning, inclusive science communication, women in science

director of collections and head curator

Kathleen McCarthy

Content expertise: collections care and maintenance, Museum history, exhibit development, museum storytelling

president and ceo

David Mosena

Content expertise: developing museums as educational resources, science museum leadership in the 21st century

Content expertise: history of science and technology, history of astronomy/space sciences, women/gender in the history of science and technology, artifact biography

vice president of exhibitions and engagement

Anthony Vitagliano

Content expertise: experience design, design strategy, immersive spaces, content and media production

director of science and technology

Patricia Ward, Ph.D.

Content expertise: genetics, personalized medicine, cell biology, immune systems, exhibit technology, women in science