September 25th, 2013
Dr. Rabiah Mayas
Director of Science and Integrated Strategies,
Museum of Science and Industry
[Addendum: Click here for Dr. Mayas' slides from her seminar talk.]
Your Title is What?? Science and Integrated Strategies at MSI
Since the formation of the Center for the Advancement of Science Education at MSI several years ago, there have been several organizational changes designed to more strategically and effectively advance the Museum's mission and vision. Among these was the formation of the Science and Integrated Strategies department in 2010, which absorbed a number of existing initiatives and was charged with developing several new ones.
In total, the department focuses on five primary areas: public programming, engineering and innovation education, evaluation and research, STEM professionals engagement, and interdisciplinary science learning. The department's initiatives are almost exclusively collaborative (internally and externally), experimental and exploratory, and connected directly to scientific research and practice.
This talk will highlight the the programs, initiatives, and studies currently underway, the Museum context within which they sit at MSI, and plans for the future, including possible opportunities for partnerships with Adler and other science centers.