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Q&A with the 2013 McGrath Fellows

Interviewed by Emily Schuster This interview appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Dimensions magazine. Last October, a museum director from Brazil, a museum educator from Uruguay, a science teacher from Zimbabwe, and a deputy general director of a brand new science park in Israel joined nearly 1,700 attendees from 43 countries at the 2013... Read More

Q&A with Jeffrey Rudolph

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the November/December 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. Thirty-one years ago, Jeffrey Rudolph entered the science center and museum field “more or less by mistake.” Chance events led Rudolph, now president and CEO of the California Science Center (CSC) in Los Angeles and president of the California Science... Read More

Q&A with Chevy Humphrey

 Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. How can a child follow the paths of a musically inclined mother and a science-oriented father? Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, managed to do both. She worked with the Houston and Phoenix symphonies... Read More

Q&A with Alejandro Frank

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the July/August 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. Alejandro Frank had been a nuclear physicist for around 25 years when, as he explains it, he “turned toward the children.” Eight years ago, Frank, professor of physics at the Nuclear Science Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico... Read More

Q&A with Ilan Chabay

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the May/June 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. “It was a case of professional schizophrenia—but a very useful one,” laughs Ilan Chabay about his varied career path. He has dabbled in the natural sciences, exhibition design, museum administration, and higher education. Currently professor and senior fellow at the... Read More

Q&A with Ainissa Ramirez

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. Whether it’s the world’s biggest wardrobe malfunction or MacGyver meets Survivor, Ainissa Ramirez knows that generating interest in science requires a hook. A professor at Yale University, Ramirez prefers the title “science evangelist”—in her words, a person who “takes the... Read More

Q&A with Denise Amyot

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Dimensions magazine. Watt’s Up? is both an exhibition and a question that Denise Amyot, president and CEO of the Canadian Science and Technology Museums Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario, is trying to answer through a cross-Canada initiative. Amyot spearheaded Let’s Talk Energy: Engaging... Read More

Q&A with Laddie and Jim Elwell

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the November/December 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. Laddie and Jim Elwell grew up in the Eastern United States with ready access to museums. When they noticed a lack of such resources near Bemidji, the small Minnesota town they now call home, the couple took action. This year Laddie and Jim... Read More

Q&A with Nicole Lazzaro

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the September/October 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. The Greek philosopher Plato is quoted as saying that you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. It’s a philosophy Nicole Lazzaro—president of XEODesign, Inc., the world’s first Player Experience... Read More

Q&A with Brian David Johnson

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. The child running around your exhibit floor may someday become a driving force for forward-thinking. That was the course for Brian David Johnson, futurist at Intel, whose job entails envisioning what’s next for science and technology. To gear up for... Read More