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Q&A with Rabiah Mayas: Taking Science Beyond Lab Coats

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson

This interview appeared in the November/December 2014 issue of Dimensions magazine.

“An old person in a lab coat”: This is the stereotypical image of a scientist that Rabiah Mayas works to dismiss. As director of science and integrated strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago, Mayas helps fulfill the museum’s mission to inspire and motivate children of all backgrounds to achieve their full potential in science, technology, engineering, and medicine.

Read the full transcript, or listen to the podcast below.

About the image: Rabiah Mayas in the Fab Lab. Photo by J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry