MOSI manager uses musical talent, science knowledge to teach kids as a STEAMpunk

Daniel Lattimore uses his degrees in biomedical science and psychology to stay in tune with the people he works with every day at the Museum of Science and Industry.

“Being here at MOSI, I’ve noticed that the world is ever advancing,” Lattimore said. “As a STEAMpunk — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math  —we are kind of able to provide the stepping  stones to guiding into advancing … our jobs as STEAMpunks is to connect people to that technology.”

More often than not, you hear Lattimore before you see him. He plays a 3-D printed fiddle and always draws a crowd. Lattimore goes by the name Dr. Tempo while wearing a lab coat covered in musical symbols.

“It does help that my background was in violin for about 6-7 years,” he said. “So, that was something I was happy to bring to the table.”

Lattimore appears quiet and unassuming, yet possesses confidence that is immediately noticeable. In his role as manager, he takes care of any problem or situation promptly. Fellow STEAMpunk “Dr. Why” admires him.

“Boss or not, he’s a great friend and a great guy,” he said.

Lattimore enjoys his role as Dr. Tempo as much as overseeing a group of mad scientists throughout the museum. He takes both jobs seriously and knows how to do each of them well.

“Over time, I kind of saw a vision between wanting to be this bridge between our management and our STEAMpunks,” Lattimore said.

He’s a musician, boss, scientist and friend. Good show, Daniel, good show.