Brett Nicholas is a former classroom teacher turned museum educator. He is a veteran developer of informal STEAM education programs for educators, students, families and the public. For 15 years, he worked at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in various capacities working to bring science to life for guests in the museum and youth and educators in community settings. He’s lectured and trained nationally and ardently believes in the role of STEAM in the library. In his current role as the Chief of Play and Learning at the DuPage Children's Museum he helps the youngest explorers focus the power of play to develop a life long love of learning. He is dedicated to helping all children see how much fun they can have doing science and strives to open opportunities for science to have a meaningful role in their future.