Educational Outreach

Public Outreach Events

One way the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering engages the community in our research is by participating in numerous public events in which we delve into the emerging field of molecular engineering with the public and inspire the exploration of STEM careers.

Look for Pritzker Molecular Engineering presenters, volunteers, and graduate student ambassadors at these events in the Chicago area. 

PME STEM Showcase @ the Museum of Science and Industry

These informal learning experiences engage museum visitors in activities that explore how molecular engineering research impacts their lives.

Science Works

This career exploration event invites youth and families to learn about STEM jobs and careers directly from STEM professionals with an array of dynamic speakers, activities, and one-on-one discussions.

Engineer Your Future

Engineer Your Future events allows the public to connect with professional engineers to explore real-world challenges and produce creative solutions.

Expanding Your Horizons

An annual one-day conference, Expanding Horizons encourages middle and high school girls to pursue STEM careers through interaction with role models and hands-on activities.

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science public science communication events bring female scientists and researchers to public spaces to share their work in an accessible, fun, and engaging way.


If you have questions or are interested in proposing new program partnerships, contact Laura Rico-Beck at