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Michigan Science Center’s New CEO On Plans to Make Center More Accessible, Relevant

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Image credit: Courtesy of Michigan Science Center

Christian Greer discusses his new role, vision and putting science in the hands of curious people across the state.

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Innovation has been a centerpiece in conversations surrounding Detroit’s revitalization. There’s an active energy to approach ordinary operations with fresh perspectives, and make resources more available, accessible and relevant across the city.  

When considering his next career move, it was this energy and forward-thinking desire that captured the attention of Christian Greer, the newly appointed president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center (MiSci).

We want people to be able to apply a principle of science to their everyday life” — Christian Greer, Michigan Science Center

Christian Greer, president and CEO, Michigan Science CenterCourtesy of Michigan Science Center
Courtesy of Michigan Science Center

Christian Greer, president and CEO, Michigan Science Center

A STEM professional with nearly 30 years of experience across museums and science centers, Greer envisions MiSci as being a hub for experimentation and discovery; where science is in the hands of “curious people” ready to “make a difference, explore and be discoverers.” 

We want people to be able to apply a principle of science to their everyday life,” Greer tells CultureShift’s Ryan Patrick Hooper. “Science is all about critical thinking, creative problem solving and asking questions. We create a safe space for all ages to explore, innovate and experiment.” 

He adds, “If there’s something that was discovered and was on the news, we would like to have something at the Science Center where you can learn more about it.”  

Click the player above to hear CultureShift’s Ryan Patrick Hooper interview Christian Greer about his five-year vision for keeping the Center relevant.

 

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Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is a host of CultureShift and longtime arts, culture and music reporter.

hooper@wdet.org Follow @hoopingtonpost

LaToya Cross, Producer, CultureShift

LaToya Cross is a Producer with CultureShift, where she produces in-depth content that spotlights creatives and individuals using their platform to examine, cultivate, shape and shift culture.

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