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March 2020 Newsletter

HBK @ Junior Science Cafe

On February 13, corporate volunteers from HBK led 71 Chicago-area high school students in exploring civil and electrical engineering through MSI’s Junior Science Café program. Students had a blast using candies to represent the power generation process and designing their own conduit route. Thank you to Mustafa Muhammad, Project Manager, and Edward Vizcaino, Civil Engineer, for lending your time and talent.

Jr. Science Cafés are small, focused learning sessions that offer young people an exciting opportunity to interact directly with STEM professionals. Corporate volunteers help the Museum achieve its vision to inspire and motivate our children to reach their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Interested in sharing your experience as a STEM professional? Please contact Corporate Membership or call (773) 947-3156.

Giant Dome Theater

The Giant Dome Theater has been taking a short intermission to enhance the moviegoing experience for our guests. We’ve completed upgrades and improvements from the top of the dome to the carpeting, including seating, accessibility and enhanced lighting and digital capabilities. Get ready for the biggest scientific adventures that a screen can hold. These refurbishments were generously funded by a gift from CIBC.

Coming attractions!

Ancient Caves – Narrated by Bryan Cranston
Superpower Dogs – Narrated by Chris Evans
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest – Narrated by Ryan Reynolds

Giant Dome Theater is supported by the Dover Foundation.

MSI Connects Event Series

Join us for cocktails and conversation! MSI Connects is a lively and informal meet-up of MSI’s corporate and foundation partners and like-minded professionals. Come explore topics pertaining to STEM education and MSI exhibits and programming. Next up:

Building Programming with Your Audience in Mind
with Rabiah Mayas, MSI VP of Education and Exhibits
Thursday, June 4, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
at Fred & Adolph’s Pub at MillerCoors

Contact Corporate Membership to reserve your space now.

Black Creativity

2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Black Creativity Program, which honors African-American achievement in STEAM. This milestone anniversary was commemorated with a robust calendar of experiences and events throughout Black History Month. Some highlights:

Black Creativity Family Day: Super Heroic CEO and Black Creativity Innovator Jason Mayden led guests in creating their own superhero origin story inside the Black Creativity Innovation Studio.

Juried Art Exhibition: The nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art.

Black Creativity: 50 Years: A new temporary exhibit on Lower Level 1, looks at significant moments in Black Creativity’s history. Now through December 2020.

Black Creativity Innovation Studio: A hands-on workshop invited guests to explore their inner superhero by creating their own inventions.

Black Creativity Gala: The Museum’s annual fundraising event for the Black Creativity Program took place on January 25 with over 600 guests in attendance.

Career Showcase: Students and families gathered on February 29 to explore innovative careers by speaking with dozens of professionals in art, science and engineering.

Interested in learning more about the Black Creativity Program and Gala? Reach out to Corporate Membership or call (773) 947-3156.

This year’s Black Creativity Career Showcase was supported by ArcelorMittal.