STEAM Professional Leadership Forum only opportunity for public to meet prestigious inventor
Tampa, FL (Oct. 2, 2013) – Tickets are sold out for the Museum of Science & Industry’s annual fundraiser – the National Hispanic Scientist of the Year gala on Saturday, Oct. 12. This year, the gala honors Raúl Cuero, Ph.D., renowned inventor and president/research director of the International Park of Creativity in Bogotá, Colombia. Those interested in hearing Cuero speak can still buy tickets for Tampa’s first-ever STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Professional Leadership Forum, where Cuero will serve as a panelist, on Thursday, Oct. 10.
“MOSI has been educating the people of this region on STEAM and the importance of innovation and creativity for more than three decades,” said Wit Ostrenko, MOSI president. “As the director of the International Park of Creativity, Dr. Cuero’s background directly ties into MOSI’s core values on the power of STEAM education for our youth.”
With a prestigious panel of scientists, artists and entrepreneurs, the STEAM Professional Leadership Forum will provide Bay area residents the chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges that the region faces as it strives to embrace creativity and become a leader in STEAM education. The panel will be moderated by Brent Britton, an engineer, attorney and University of Tampa professor. Featured panelists are Dr. Raúl Cuero, a microbiologist, inventor and MOSI’s 2013 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year, who developed the technology to eliminate toxic and radio-nuclide contaminants using Martian Simulant Soil; Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh, an organic chemist and entrepreneur who developed a topical, water-based hydro-gel for applications in all aspects of wound care, also known as the liquid bandaid; and Jeff Hazelton, a biologist, artist and entrepreneur engaged in the genesis of new products, technology platforms, and expanding their applications at Lucid Global.
The STEAM Professional Leadership Forum will take place at MOSI on Thursday, Oct. 10. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and panel discussions will begin at noon. Tickets for the forum and lunch are $45, if purchased in advance. MOSI and Tampa Bay Technology Forum member tickets are $35. There will be a limited number of tickets available the day of the event for $55. To reserve tickets, call 813-987-6080 or visit MOSI.org.