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. 

South Side Science Festival

The South Side Science Festival is an annual event that brings the South Side and UChicago communities together for a day of fun outdoor science exploration, inspiring exchanges with faculty and student researchers, live experiments and demonstrations, food, music, and more. Each year, the public can meet some of the scientists conducting top research on the South Side; talk to grad students about why they chose science; and fire up imaginations around the possibilities of STEM. Read more and watch a clip about this year's event here, and join us in September of 2024!

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. Read about the Spring 2024 event here!

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.


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