The Michigan Science Center has hired Seun Phillips as vice president of education and engagement. Phillips brings 10 years of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experience to his new role, where he will advance and manage the center’s educational initiatives and programs.
Phillips, of Grand Blanc, will handle strategic advancement and management of the center’s education department, which supports education, public, school and community programs. Likewise, he will oversee the addition of both traveling and permanent exhibits into the museum’s educational portfolio. Phillips also will be responsible for creating, managing and implementing innovative, powerful and hands-on STEM education experiences through collaborating with local community and school partners.
Previously, Phillips founded and served as executive director of STEMNETICS in Grand Blanc, where he was responsible for securing contracts, grant funding and strategic partnerships for schools and non-profit organizations. Phillips co-founded and was director of program development at Project SYNCERE in Chicago, where he assisted in the effort to graduate 100 percent of high school student participants by negotiating strategic partnerships and school contracts to grow participation and program support. Additionally, he served as senior electrical engineer for Motorola Inc., after beginning his career as a software engineering intern at United Technologies Corp.
Phillips earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from tthe University of Michigan. He also attended the George Washington University School of Business.