Sieczkowski got the students’ attention quickly as he entered the classroom dressed in full hazmat body gear. He discussed the gear, and the importance of protocols and the ability to precisely follow directions. He emphasized that learning to follow directions in high school may seem like a small detail, however it is an important part of his safety regimen for work.
Sieczkowski graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Environmental Biology and worked for the Illinois State Parks. He then went on to work for a company that tested for air pollution before getting into his current career where he deals with hazardous materials.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lecture Series brings notable figures from their respective fields to share with students the real-world applications of STEM education in the work force.