Noyce Foundation is After the Sparks that Ignite a Lifetime of Passion for Science

For everyone working in science, it seems, there was some formative experience in youth that triggered a life of interest in STEM. For the Noyce Foundation—the Calfornia-based funder honoring the Intel co-founder—figuring out the origins of these influences that tip a child toward science is worth millions in research on how formal and informal education engages young people. 

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What if Science was Fun? Noyce Foundation Sends Science Educators Back to School

Chris Siefert has long been the force behind community development projects in Pittsburgh. From his post at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, he has commissioned sculptures for local parks and started a campaign to brighten up his city's north side. Now, with the support of the Noyce Foundation, he's jumping on a new initiative that will help him add a hands-on science education program to the arts- and culture-focused offerings at his workplace.

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