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Marcie Benne

Director of Engagement Research & Advancement
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Marcie Benne, PhD, is currently the Director of Engagement Research and Advancement at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) where her team involves learners -- particularly those that have not been involved with OMSI -- in partnership, staff, co-development, and participatory research opportunities related to exhibits and programs. OMSI, located in Portland, Oregon, includes multiple exhibit halls and labs, spaces specifically for children 0 - 6 years old, a planetarium, large screen theater, submarine, eatery, gift shop, and café. The museum serves over 1 million visitors at the museum and at off-site education programs. OMSI is ranked as one of the top science centers in the United States and has an international reputation for its innovative exhibits and educational programs.


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