Lectures at the Petroleum Museum
Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series – sponsored by the Abell-Hanger Foundation
Steve Wolf is an Academy Award winning stunt and special effects professional. During his 25-year career in film and television, Steve has worked with actors including Tom Cruise, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, and Susan Sarandon. He has been featured as a stunt science expert on the Discovery Channel, Fox News, History Channel, Good Morning America, A&E, WIRED magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. However, Steve’s real passion came when he began converting his working knowledge of stunt and special effects into education.
“Along the way, I’ve discovered something I love even more than figuring out how to zipline from building to building or blow things up. I love teaching kids about the science that I use in my work. There are few things as thrilling as learning new ideas.” – Steve Wolf
As founder of Science in the Movies – an organization that teaches physics and chemistry through stunt demonstrations, Steve uses the entertainment industry’s ability to capture kid’s attention to help them master the science they’ll need to pass tests and solve tomorrow’s challenges. Attendees to his presentations benefit from seeing science in action and gain understanding and appreciation in a fun, interactive show. Kids who see the Science in the Movies presentation often score up to 30% higher on science tests. The Petroleum Museum is proud to be hosting Steve and his team in Midland for a series of events this September. Click here to check out videos of Steve in action!