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Discover: Freedom

"I believe in freedom of expression. I cannot live with one way of thinking. I wish the people in my country had the same opportunities as I do here."

Name: Anna Maria Restuccia
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Position: Student, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Discover: Origins

"‎We wanted Oklahomans to understand that your stuff is on display, your story is being told, and that's important. You can walk through a billion years of time in Oklahoma. "

Name: Michael Mares
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Position: Director, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Discover: Innovation

"‎We study the ways in which new technological advances interact with values in ways that generate conflict. The result of this is, in fact, pertinent to saving lives. That's incredibly motivating."

Name: Hank Jenkins-Smith
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Position: Director, Center for Energy, Security, and Society

Name: Carol Silva
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Position: Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management

Discover: Civics

"‎To be an American citizen is a privilege."

Name: Kyle Harper
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Position: Senior Vice Provost, OU Norman

Discover: History

"I believe that science tells a story and the preservation of that story connects us to our past, present and future."

Name: Kerry Magruder
Hometown: Kirksville, MO
Position: Curator of the History of Science Collections

Discover: Your Potential

"When you do what you're passionate about, when you like what you're doing, you're going to be good at it. You're going to automatically work harder, do better and it just makes you happier."

Name: Stacey
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major: Graduate Student, OU School of Meteorology