|June 19, 2009 Meeting
- Lunch Meeting -
Education Communications Manager
Museum of Science and Industry
Note: Since this is a lunch meeting, the Board has decided that business casual dress will be recommended.
Date: June 19, 2009 Location: Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
Cost: $25.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $27.00 for non-members,
$15 for students, retired, or unemployed
Lunch reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091), email (email@example.com), or web by noon on Wednesday, June 17. PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS. The Section must pay for all food orders. No-shows will be billed. Seating will be available for those who wish to attend only the meeting.
Please REGISTER ON LINE
11:00 AM Job Club
11:00 AM Social Hour
12:00 PM Noon Lunch
1:00 PM General Meeting:
50-year members honored
Distinguished Service Award presented to Susan Shih
General Meeting speaker
Topic: "Science Rediscovered: A Campaign for Science and Leadership "
Abstract: For 75 years, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has inspired the inventive genius in everyone through its captivating hands-on exhibits. Now, the idea is being taken a step further with Science Rediscovered, a campaign to inspire and motivate the next generation of inventors and innovators because today's children will make tomorrow's great scientific discoveries and breakthroughs that will change the world. The Museum's own Jerry Rice and Julie Parente will discuss Science Rediscovered, a blueprint for the future which is being implemented today. Learn about exciting new education initiatives and partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, spectacular new exhibits that are refreshing 90% of the Museum's exhibit space and incredible guest experiences at the Museum, online and throughout Chicago.
Jerry Rice, Communications Manager, External Affairs Divsion, Museum of Science and Industry
Jerry Rice oversees all communications and marketing related to the Science Rediscovered capital campaign to raise $205 million to help inspire the next generation of inventors, innovators and thinkers. Science Rediscovered is the Museum's blueprint for the future, prompting the development of a new Center for the Advancement of Science Education, a complete overhaul of 90% of the Museum's exhibit space and numerous new interactive guest experiences at the Museum, online and throughout Chicago.
Prior to joining the Museum in 2005, Mr. Rice was Associate Director of Leadership Giving with Northwestern University. He began his career working at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mr. Rice holds a bachelor's degree in communication and public affairs from the University of Illinois and a master of science in managerial communication from Northwestern University.
Julie Parente, Education Communications Manager, Museum of Science and Industry
As Education Communications Manager at the largest science museum in the western hemisphere, Ms. Parente oversees marketing and public relations strategies to promote the Museum's new Center for the Advancement of Science Education. The Center provides innovative programs for teachers, communities and students in order to help achieve the Museum's vision, which is to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering.
Prior to joining the Museum in 2007, Ms. Parente was Director of Communications for Voices for Illinois Children, the state's leading public policy organization for children. She began her career as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers in suburban Chicago and Fort Wayne, Ind. Ms. Parente has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.
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