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

Noyce Leadership Fellows 2012 (Cohort 5)

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

Accokeek Foundation, Maryland
Fellow: Lisa Hayes, President & CEO
Co-Sponsor: Wilton C. Corkern, Senior Adviser
Co-Sponsor: Mark Alexander Wright, Board Member
Create a national model in Piscataway Park for connecting people to the environment through interpretation of the indigenous cultural landscape of the Piscataway people.

American Museum of Natural History, New York
Fellow: Lauri Halderman, Senior Director, Exhibition Interpretation
Co-Sponsor: Lisa J. Gugenheim, Sr. Vice Pres., Institutional Advancement, Strategic Planning & Education
Co-Sponsor: David Harvey, Senior Vice President for Exhibition
Develop a clear understanding of the interests, wants, and needs of our visitors, including underserved audiences, to inform the museum’s decision-making on major temporary exhibits.

Boston Children's Museum, Massachusetts
Fellow: Tim Porter, Project Director, Education
Sponsor: Leslie Swartz, Senior Vice President of Research and Program Planning
Explore uses of current technology to better serve our audience, and create new and sustained connections between the museum and our local community through accessible technologies.

Copernicus Science Center, Poland
Fellow: Irena Cieślińska, Deputy Director
Sponsor: Robert Firmhofer, CEO
Create a space that encourages adult visitors to become engaged, building a sense of commonality and respect for different viewpoints, and stimulating discussion about the vision for Poland’s future development.

Lawrence Hall of Science; University of California, Berkeley
Fellow: Gretchen Walker, Public Science Center Interim Director
Sponsor: Elizabeth Stage, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science
Make increased service to three local school districts with large underserved populations central to a new strategic and business plan for the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Madison Children’s Museum, Wisconsin
Fellow: Brenda Baker, Director of Exhibits
Sponsor: Ruth Shelly, Executive Director
Create a community-based partnership that increases opportunities for children to use design thinking and digital media, not as passive participants, but as investigators, citizen scientists, storytellers, and cultural change agents.

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
Fellow: Erika Shugart, Deputy Director
Sponsor: Patrice Legro, Director
Transform the Koshland Science Musuem’s online presence from a unidirectional provider of information to a community that helps people use science to solve problems.

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Fellow: Patricia Ward, Director, Science and Technology
Sponsor: Kurt Haunfelner, Vice President, Exhibits and Collections
Develop an exhibit-based Energy Simulation and integrated curriculum that positions MSI as a convener for Chicago-area students, the public, and energy experts supporting the ongoing education of the community.

Museum of Science, Boston
Fellow: Christine Reich, Director of Research and Evaluation
Co-Sponsor: Wayne Bouchard, Chief Operating Officer
Co-Sponsor: Britton O’Brien, Vice President, Human Resources
Establish policies, practices, and procedures that support sustained and continuous improvement toward greater inclusion for people with disabilities at the Museum of Science, Boston.

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation / Miraikan, Japan
Fellow: Yasushi Ikebe, Principal Investigator of Science Communication
Sponsor: Mamoru Mohri, CEO
Establish an initial profile of a new research center for science communication.

Natural History Museum, London
Fellow: Ian Jenkinson, Museum Manager
Co-Sponsor: Ailsa Barry, Head of Interactive Media
Co-Sponsor: Andy Polaszek, Keeper of Entomology
Provide and test three community engagement initiatives for the Natural History Museum focusing on social media and virtual visitor forums, a citizen panel, and models for engaging international partner communities.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands
Fellow: Paul Voogt, Director, Public Programs
Sponsor: Edwin van Huis, CEO
Reinvent Naturalis as a network museum, which means not only working for or with community, but incorporating community into the primary process.

New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York
Fellow: David Kanter, Director, SciPlay, Center for Play, Science & Technology Learning
Sponsor: Margaret Honey, President & CEO
Collaboratively develop and test programmatic models with school district partners that support Queens middle grades science teachers using play-based instruction to bridge the science center to their classrooms.

Science Museum of Minnesota
Fellow: Bob Breck, Director of Marketing & Membership
Sponsor: Paul Martin, Senior Vice President of Science Learning
Create partnerships between the museum and community organizations to provide a “science-based” sounding board for political policy discussion.

Science Museum Oklahoma
Fellow: Sherry Marshall, Director of the Oklahoma Museum Network
Sponsor: Don Otto, CEO
Through a statewide partnership, foster meaningful community connections by promoting a culture of open exploration and inquiry in five unique museum settings.

Thanksgiving Point Institute, Utah
Fellow: Blake Wigdahl, Vice President, Design and Programming
Sponsor: Mike Washburn, President & CEO
Become Utah’s center for developing sustainable ways to grow and connect with food by building a local community food network that leverages the story and resources at Thanksgiving Point.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Pennsylvania
Fellow: Dale McCreedy, Director, Gender & Family Learning Programs
Sponsor: Frederic Bertley, Vice President, Science and Innovation
Envision and create structures that facilitate ongoing community and museum communication and integration, with a fundamental goal of establishing a coalition of cross-community expertise for collaborative science learning.

Universeum, Sweden
Fellow: Carina Halvord, Deputy Managing Director & Head of Development
Sponsor: Lars Rehnman, CEO
Create an Entrepreneurial Learning Center through partnerships with key stakeholders for training pre-school and compulsory schoolteachers, providing them with tools ensuring students the best possible educational experience.