Maarten de Jeu Leads the Farrell Fellows Held at the Museum of Science and Industry

Maarten de Jeu has played a significant role at the Museum of Science and Industry especially after
becoming the co-chairman of the Science Spin program held in Chicago, Illinois. The museum is among the most recognized facilities in Chicago located in Jackson Park between Lake Michigan and the University of Chicago. Established in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry hosted the
Science Spins program which aimed at educating visitors about the history of the bicycles.
Previously known as the Fine Arts Building, the Museum of Science and Industry utilizes its Farrell
Fellows internship to educate Chicago-based teenagers about scientific teachings. The Farrell
Fellowship internship took five weeks while held during summer. It primarily focused on arts,
sports, literacy, and advocacy; offered to different groups ranging from preschool children to those entering colleges. Besides, the show taught the teens about public speaking skills, science, and leadership programs.
At the end of the show, all participants were provided an opportunity to present interactive scientific activities both available in the museum and the community in general. In the 2014 event,
the show comprised of forty teens showcasing America Got Bubble during their visits to seventeen public libraries in Chicago. Their visits taught young children about designing newspapers to make carnival tents through the Farrell Fellows programs. They also educated them about the benefits of launching model rockets on an escalated striker game.
The Farrell Fellows summer internships provide educative programs to teens as well as children hence provision of life lessons to such groups. Similarly, participants also gain valuable lessons essential to your lives in the future. Each year, the program accompanies varying topics for
instance; 2014 covered bubbles while Maarten de Jeu co-chaired about the origin of bicycles.
About Maarten de Jeu
Maarten de Jeu is a managing director based in Chicago, Illinois, recognized for his work at SVM
Business Advisory. He founded the company in 2012, where he serves as a strategic business advisor and a corporate development expert. Maarten de Jeu received his studies from the
The Netherlands where he attended the University of Leiden in 2001; later joined Said Business School
of the University of Oxford in 2005. Learn more: https://www.socialifechicago.com/msi-celebrates-2017-columbian-ball/smita-shah-maarten-de-jeu-alison-neidt-toonen/
He ventured into his career beginning in 1999 at TVDK Management Consultant in Amsterdam,
working as an analyst. Over the years in the company, he received multiple promotions to executive positions but later left in 2007 as a Senior Associate. Maarten de Jeu then joined an insurance company, Aviva PLC based in London working as a strategic manager before being reassigned to the United States in 2008. He then moved to Chicago to work at Aviva North America
as the Director of Strategy & Corporate Development but left in 2012 and established SVM
Business Advisory the same year.

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