As a distinguished university professor and former chancellor, Mark S. Wrighton has been appointed to the board of commissioners at the Saint Louis Science Center. His term began on January 1st. In this role, he will work closely with the institution’s president to improve its operations and make science more accessible to the St. Louis region and beyond through interactive experiences.
The Science Center is a nonprofit organization that engages nearly half a million visitors each year by making science, technology, engineering, and math accessible to everyone. It is one of only a few free science museums in the country and is considered one of the largest science centers in the U.S. and abroad. With its focus on hands-on learning experiences, it has become an important resource for people of all ages who want to explore the wonders of science and technology.
Before joining academia, Wrighton had an impressive research background in photochemistry, surface chemistry, and electrochemistry. He previously served as a member of the Science Center’s board of commissioners and board of trustees for many years before becoming chancellor emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis. Now, as chair of the Science Center’s board of commissioners, he will bring his expertise to help guide the institution towards continued success in making science education accessible to all who want it.