Commissioner Steele Promotes Innovation Studio
The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) has launched an exciting winter education program to engage more African-American youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to highlight the contributions of African-American Innovators. Approximately 12,000 guests will visit the Innovation Studio in its 5-week run from January 15 – February 21, 2018.
|Commissioner Steele greets youth at MSI|
|Kari L. Steele with MSI staff|
As a result of Commissioner Kari K. Steele’s leadership and community outreach regarding water quality issues, she was invited to be included as one of several Innovators showcased in the MSI Gallery of Innovators for 2018. As chemist and environmentalist, Commissioner Steele is actively engaged throughout the year in various initiatives at the Museum and Science and Industry that promote water health and environmental quality.
The Black Creativity Initiative coincides with Black History Month and is part of several experiences at MSI during the Innovator Studio dates. “Each opportunity to reach a youth and share my experience will hopefully encourage them to become a future pioneer in S.T.E.M. The Museum of Science and Industry is an ideal destination for exploring all the possibilities that can inspire youth to greatness,” said MWRD Commissioner Steele.
The Innovator Studio does not generate revenue and is included in the general admission for the public. The experience is completely free for Illinois school groups. Visitors will see life-size images of each Innovator, hear short professional video interviews and learn about what makes each of them a unique Innovator. The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) protects the health and safety of the public in its service area, protect the quality of the water supply source (Lake Michigan), improve the quality of water in watercourses in its service area, protect businesses and homes from flood damages, and manage water as a vital resource for its service area. The District’s service area is 883.5 square miles of Cook County, Illinois. Questions for Commissioner Steele can be directed to Delores Walton at 312.751.5694 ext. 95.