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MSI Science Club: Super Humans Unite

MSI Science Club: Super Humans Unite

Join our Humboldt Park Branch Science Club as we partner with the Museum of Science and Industry to bring you a series of fun and super powered activities! Club participants will explore magnetic fields, parallel circuits, the Engineering Design Cycle, and 3D illusions. Participants will have the opportunity to explore who they are by creating an origin story for their very own comic book superhero. Activity journals and materials for each session will be provided for registrants. Participants will also be able to connect virtually with other club members from the Back of the Yards branch.

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions in the series. For kids ages 7 to 12.

How to Attend

This event takes place in person. Register by 6PM Sunday, November 14th. Due to space limitations, please include the total number of children and adults as attendees when you register.

The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority. We’re requiring all visitors over age 2 to wear masks that cover nose and mouth in order to attend this program. If you do not have a mask, we will provide disposable masks.

Stay home if you or someone in your group are experiencing symptoms of any illness per order of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

This past weekend ComEd hosted fifty Chicagoland freshman students at the Art Institute of Chicago to further develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability. This session is a part of the ComEd HFS Chicago Scholars STEM Program that launched in December, offered exclusively to students in the HFS Scholars program, which helps socioeconomically-disadvantaged, and flourishing students attend top Chicago private high schools.

The STEM program includes five immersive workshops per academic year for four years where students gain project-based experience with the mentoring of professional engineers. The working session held on Saturday, March 2nd, was the third of the five workshops with the creative backdrop of the Art Institute of Chicago. Impressively, the students continue to show a consistent commitment to STEM education as well as a high level of engagement. ComEd mentor and Engineer for ComEd, Oke Chika also added to the students’ enthusiasm by leading interactive discussions regarding their future career opportunities and STEM applications in the real world.

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