Meet three teachers who are redefining STEM education #makereducation
Earlier this month, The NationalJournal highlighted three wonderful educators who are reinvigorating STEM programs across the country.
When Bryan Wunar took his job at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry about 12 years ago, he saw two problems: lackluster attendance and exhibits that were more entertainment than education. As the director of community initiatives, he saw that big changes were needed.
“Rather than going down the road of theme park, we decided we exist for science education purposes, so let’s take that on,” said Wunar, 45, a Chicago native who grew up visiting the museum he now is helping reinvent.
Since then, under Wunar’s lead er ship, the museum has grown faster and be come more actively involved in Chicago education than at any time since its found ing in 1933. “Everything we do is to engage you in science learning, to make that accessible and to provide learning opportunities to those who may not have ac ess to them,” he said.
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