Ron Ottinger, Noyce Foundation / STEM Next

TITLE: Director 

FUNDING AREAS: Informal science and math education

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PROFILE: Ottinger serves as the executive director of the Noyce Foundation. The foundation closed at the end of 2015 but still maintains several programs. Ottinger leads the Informal Science and STEM Ecosystems program for STEM Next at the Center for Education Policy & Law at the University of San Diego. 

His foundation bio shares: 

As the Executive Director of the Noyce Foundation, Ron Ottinger oversees all program areas and operations of the Foundation. For the past eight years, he has led the foundation’s strategies and initiatives in informal and out-of-school-time science, focusing on field-building efforts that are marrying afterschool and science.  Ron also spearheads the foundation’s human capital management and math initiatives.  Prior to joining Noyce, Ron served for fourteen years as National Associate Director of the non-profit AVID Center, which disseminates AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), the nationally acclaimed college preparation program for low-income students.  He was elected to three terms on the San Diego City Schools’ Board of Education from 1992-2004, during a period of major reform of the school system, and was the longest running board president.