Students Explore STEM Jobs at the Museum of Science and Industry

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Nearly everyone agrees that the future of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics- or STEM as they are often referred to - look extremely promising.

Students with a curiosity to learn how the science and math they take at school could translate into a "cool job or hot career" can visit the Museum of Science and Industry to find out.

Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am until 4:00pm, MSI invites students and families to Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers.

This is an opportunity for students to explore what types of jobs are found in the STEM fields. Over thirty professionals from a variety of companies will be at MSI for valuable one-on-one discussions, demonstrations, and even some hands-on activities.

You could learn about fingerprints with a forensic scientist, make body lotion with cosmetic chemists, or examine animals with a veterinarian.

Who's at Science Works?

Here's a small sample of the companies represented by working science professionals that you may meet:

Agilent Technologies
American Chemical Society
Anti-Cruelty Society
Argonne National Lab
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Department of Geophysical Sciences - The University of Chicago
DuPage County Stormwater Management
Institute of Food Technologists
MAGMA Foundry Technologies
Nicor Gas
Northrop Grumman
Science in Society, Northwestern University
Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Student National Dental Association
TACTS-The Association of Clinical Trial Services
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
Valparaiso University

What do you need to know before you go?

This event is free with Museum Entry.

Museum Entry is $18 for adults, $11 for kids 3-11, and $17 for seniors. City of Chicago residents receive a discount. For more information, visit

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

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