leadership

NLI Overview Program Description
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Cohort 5 (2012) Cohort 6 (2013) Cohort 7 (2014)

Noyce Leadership Fellows 2014 (Cohort 7)

*Institutions are listed based on affiliation at the time of the Fellowship.

Afterschool Alliance
Fellow: Anita Krishnamurthi, Vice President, STEM Policy
Sponsor: Jennifer Rinehart, Vice President for Research and Policy
Strategic Initiative: To strengthen collaborations between science centers and afterschool providers to increase the number of high-quality STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school-time programs around the country.

Arizona Science Center
Fellow: Sharon Kortman, Senior Vice President of Learning
Sponsor: Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To advance educational leadership, quality teaching, parent and community engagement for student learning, positioning our science institution to influence STEM education locally and nationally.

Conner Prairie Museum
Fellow: Cathryn Ferree, Vice President Exhibits, Programs, Interpretation, and Facilities
Sponsor: Ellen Rosenthal, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To organize a community-based Advisory Board that fosters dialogue on informal learning to result in educators using Conner Prairie as a partner in STEM education, not only an enrichment field trip.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Fellow: Scott Sampson, Vice President, Research & Collections, and Chief Curator
Sponsor: George Sparks, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To create a community-based alliance of organizations aimed at connecting children and adults with local place through coordinated efforts to provide access to, and engage with, nearby nature.

EdVenture Children's Museum
Fellow: Nikole Williams, Vice President of Education
Sponsor: Debbie Zvejnieks, Board Member
Strategic Initiative: To lead and strategically align all aspects of a major state systemic project addressing health and wellness, fostering relationships with communities to serve target audiences throughout the state.

Great Lakes Science Center
Fellow: Whitney Owens, Vice President of Education
Sponsor: Kirsten Ellenbogen, Ph.D., President & CEO
Strategic Initiative: To collaborate with industry to change Cleveland’s manufacturing narrative by co-identifying STEM education opportunities and piloting related learning experiences with diverse middle-school youth while driving more iteration among GLSC education staff.

Liberty Science Center
Fellow: Ann Neumann, Concept Planning / Exhibitions Design Lead
Sponsor: Paul Hoffman, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To develop LSC's Museum Planning Services through two pilot programs, as an innovative and sustainable outreach model that engages local and global communities to develop relevant informal science learning environments.

Maloka
Fellow: Sigrid Falla Morales, Deputy Director of Science and Society
Sponsor: Elizabeth Hoyos, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To develop and test a participatory assessment model to include the visitor and community voices in educational and exhibit programs.

Museum für Naturkunde
Fellow: Gregor Hagedorn, Head of Digital World and Information Science
Sponsor: Johannes Vogel, Generaldirektor
Strategic Initiative: To create robust knowledge communities around nature, focusing on the importance of knowledge management and participatory knowledge creation, establishing a German-language “Encyclopedia of Life” (EOL) augmenting the global EOL family.

National Science Museum, Thailand
Fellow: Ganigar Chen, Director, Office of the Public Awareness of Science
Sponsor: Kannikar Wongtongsiri, Vice President
Strategic Initiative: To lead the formation of a school-based museum through an outreach partnership between the school, the community, and the National Science Museum.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Fellow: Alicia Borrego Pierce, Deputy Executive Director
Sponsor: Charlie Walter, Executive Director
Strategic Initiative: To cultivate a relationship between the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the community of Espanola, NM, that determines and then implements the most effective strategies of public engagement with families in that community.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Fellow: Jamie Hurd, Vice President of Programs
Sponsor: Nancy Stueber, President
Strategic Initiative: To facilitate integration of OMSI's new coastal camp into the community of Newport, Oregon, and create a community ecosystem of learning with local partners to produce a multidisciplinary pilot program that embodies local views and values.

San Antonio Children's Museum
Fellow: Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt, Vice President, Education and Visitor Experience
Sponsor: Vanessa Lacoss Hurd, Executive Director
Strategic Initiative: To engage the childhood learning community (providers, specialists, resources) to create public programming that will transform the San Antonio Children's Museum from a traditional children's museum to a hub and convener in San Antonio.

Science Center NEMO
Fellow: Marjolein van Breemen, Head of Education / Manager Science Learning Center
Sponsor: Amito Haarhuis, Deputy Director
Strategic Initiative: To give educational support to schools throughout the Netherlands for the development of pupils' talents for science and technology.

Science Museum of Minnesota
Fellow: Joe Imholte, Director of Special Exhibits and Public Programs
Sponsor: Paul Martin, Senior Vice President of Science Learning
Strategic Initiative: To engage our community in the development and delivery of programming for the Science Museum of Minnesota to develop relationships and increase its value and relevance.

Science World British Columbia
Fellow: Pauline Finn, Vice President, Community Engagement
Sponsor: Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO
Strategic Initiative: To mobilize science professionals supporting the British Columbia Science Charter to energize science learning experiences for K-12 students.

The Tech Museum of Innovation
Fellow: Lath Carlson, Vice President, Exhibits and Content Development
Sponsor: Tim Ritchie, President
Strategic Initiative: To transform The Tech into a “resource for innovation” by providing exhibits and programs which build innovation skills in all of our constituents.

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Fellow: Polly McKenna-Cress, Director, Museum Exhibition Planning and Design
Co-Sponsor: Kirk Pillow, Provost, University of the Arts
Co-Sponsor: Dale McCreedy, Director, Gender, Adult Learning, & Community Engagement, The Franklin Institute
Strategic Initiative: To create a Collaborative Incubator formed from an underserved community, an arts and design university, and a science museum to develop community-created and -installed pop-up STE(A)M-based exhibits through a Design Thinking process.