ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis Science Center has named Electrical Connection Executive Vice President Jim Curran to its board of trustees. The Electrical Connection is a significant supporter of the Science Center’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. It is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA). Curran is the second member of the Electrical Connection to be selected to serve on the board joining Frank Jacobs, business manager, IBEW Local 1.
Curran develops business opportunities for IBEW/NECA statewide by working with organizations advancing Missouri’s economic and workforce development as well as energy and technology needs. He guides the Electrical Connection’s partnership with the Science Center to advance STEM education and connects the organization with other IBEW/NECA partnerships statewide.
Among those partnerships is the Hawthorn Foundation, where Curran is board secretary and also serves its executive committee. Curran is also vice chair and executive committee member for the Missouri Energy Initiative, which sets energy policy for the state. In addition, Curran’s board service includes the Missouri Partnership; the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – Gateway Chapter; and the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County, where he also serves on its SBA loan committee.
In addition to orchestrating the STEM partnerships with the Science Center, Curran is also actively engaged in advancing STEM education for the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles, FIRST Robotics and others.
The mission of the Saint Louis Science Center is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning. Named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate in 2016, the Saint Louis Science Center features more than 700 interactive exhibits, as well as a five-story OMNIMAX® Theater, Boeing Hall and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. For more information about the Saint Louis Science Center, please visit slsc.org.