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Museum of Science Boston receives Public Service Award

Museum of Science Boston presented with award

The National Science Board (NSB) recently presented its 2015 Public Service Award to the Museum of Science, Boston's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) during the National Science Foundation-NSB awards ceremony in Washington, DC. Museum president and director Ioannis Miaoulis (photo left) accepted the award from Internet pioneer Vint Cerf (on right), chair of the NSB honorary awards committee.Jpeg is attached. Photo credit: NSF/Sandy Schaeffer.

“The center’s innovative exhibits, programs, and curricular projects have brought engineering, technology, and science to millions of students across the country and provided teachers with the professional training they need for the 21st Century classroom,” said Cerf.

"A scientifically and technologically literate citizenry is critical," said Miaoulis. "We are deeply honored to receive this award."

The American Museum of Natural History also received the NSB award.


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One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.4 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830 as the Boston Society of Natural History, the Museum is located on the Charles River with spectacular views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. It was the first museum to embrace all the sciences under one roof.