Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration
July 29, 2008 | Press release

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Dubbed Science Chicago: Life’s a Lab, this ambitious collaboration of more than 100 partners will allow city and suburban residents of all ages to awaken their inner scientist and discover the scientific resources of the region. With an official kick-off date set for mid-September, Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation, David Mosena, President and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, and Walter Massey, President Emeritus of Morehouse College and former head of the National Science Foundation, today announced a year-long slate of programs aimed at engaging the region in science and raising awareness of the importance of science education. The initiative is funded in part by MacArthur.

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