New Discovery Science director excited about center’s potential

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Chris Rasure, left, rides a mock fire truck with Caleb Beauregard, 6, of Nacogdoches, Texas, on Friday, April 10, 2015, in the Home Town display at the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. Raiser is the new executive director of the facility which uses games and interactive displays to entertain while teaching young people core principals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Photo by Andrew D. Brosig/Tyler Morning Telegraph

Chris Rasure, left, rides a mock fire truck with Caleb Beauregard, 6, of Nacogdoches, Texas, on Friday, April 10, 2015, in the Home Town display at the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. Raiser is the new executive director of the facility which uses games and interactive displays to entertain while teaching young people core principals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Photo by Andrew D. Brosig/Tyler Morning Telegraph

Chris Rasure isn’t afraid to say it.

“I’m an unabashed geek,” he said.

A geek is someone who is very enthralled with a particular subject, he said. For some, it could be golf. For others, it’s comic books. For Rasure, it happens to be science.

As the executive director of Tyler’s Discovery Science Place, the passion suits him well.

Read the full article in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.