Nancy Stueber, president of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, will be the keynote speaker at ScienceWorks's ninth annual luncheon fundraiser at noon Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford. The luncheon benefits ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum's education programs that serve more than 7,000 school children every year from nine counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
ScienceWorks has had a long working relationship with OMSI, collaborating on the development of traveling exhibits, such as the recently featured "ZOO in YOU," and sharing in training and evaluation methods for staff and volunteers.
Stueber will share her insights into the importance of informal science education in the age of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and how places such as ScienceWorks and OMSI can have an impact on the future of STEM learning and careers for the residents of Oregon and beyond.
The ScienceWorks luncheon is a free event, and a request of support from the community is made. Those interested in attending the luncheon are asked to contact Rachel Cardillo at ScienceWorks by Oct. 28 at Rachel@scienceworksmuseum.org or 541-482-6767.