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"While the time for getting science education right in this country is long past due,
the next best time is now and we are committed to helping make it happen."

—Ellen V. Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History

Ellen V. Futter
invites you to

Science Generation: A National Imperative

April 8 and 9, 2008
New York City


Join national leaders and thinkers in science, education, business, philanthropy, and government for two days of provocative discussion about one of the most important issues and opportunities of our time: the urgent need to improve science education in the United States and the means for making it happen.

Strategic Partners and Advisors

NASA
NOAA
National Science Foundation
New York City Department of Education

American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Science Teachers Association
The Council of the Great City Schools

The Field Museum
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Zoological Society of Florida at Miami MetroZoo

Confirmed speakers include:

John Abele, Co-Founder/Chairman, Boston Scientific, and Chairman, FIRST
Natalie Angier, Science Writer, The New York Times; author, The Canon
Stephanie Bell-Rose, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; President, The Goldman Sachs Foundation
Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
Shakira Brown, Science Teacher, Promise Academy
Dr. Rodger W. Bybee, Executive Director Emeritus, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and Past Executive Director, Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, The National Academies
Michael D. Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology, the Commonwealth of Virginia
Robert L. Corcoran, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, General Electric Company; President, GE Foundation
Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools
Lori M. Fey, Senior Program Officer, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Alex Fralin, Principal, IS 68, Brooklyn, NY
Ellen V. Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History
Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Honorable Newt Gingrich
The Honorable Bart Gordon, U.S. Representative from Tennessee and Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology
Josh Greenman, Op-Ed Editor and Member of the Editorial Board, New York Daily News
Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Dr. Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs (International)
Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., Chairman, James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Louisa Koch, Director of Education, NOAA
Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Assistant Director of the Directorate of Education and Human Resources, NSF
John W. McCarter, Jr., President and CEO, The Field Museum
Richard Mills, Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department
Dr. Michael J. Novacek, Senior Vice President, Provost of Science and Curator of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History
Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab and Founder and Chairman, One Laptop per Child
Miles O'Brien, Chief Technology and Environment Correspondent, CNN
Charles E. Phillips Jr., President, Oracle Corporation
Steve Ricks, Director, Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative, Alabama State Department of Education
Becca Robison, Founder, Astrotots
Richard D. Rosen, Vice President of Education and Philanthropy, Battelle
William Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Fredrick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Gerald F. Wheeler, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association
Dr. Joyce Leavitt Winterton, Assistant Administrator for Education, NASA


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