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Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Rabiah Mayas (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007) is the Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago. Her team evaluates the learning and experience outcomes of the museum’s activities, and develop programs that connect audiences to practicing science professionals in the Chicago area.
Arguably the coolest part of Rabiah’s work is running MSI’s digital fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab. She organizes programs for participants to design anything from a vinyl sticker for a water bottle to a 3D model of their own heads. In one session, lasting from 20 minutes to 1 hour, the participants design their objects of choice, program the fabrication machine, and receive the output.
Sean Sheridan, Associate Principal
Charles River Associates, Chicago
Radmila Sarac, Associate Professor
Current students in Radmila's lab are working on research projects examining the structural determinants of GIRK potassium channel function. She is also interested in developing and investigating educational cell biology learning modules that assess the impact of 3D molecular visualization in biology education.