$40 Million for Engineering Education in Boston

Posted on August 10, 2006  Comments (1)

Bernard M. Gordon, is giving away $20 million each, for the engineering education and research at two major Boston institutions: the Museum of Science and Northeastern University. Science museum, NU to widen paths:

At the museum, the gift will expand the engineering focus in exhibits and educational programs aimed at motivating a new crop of American engineers and inventors. The money will be used to remodel a wing of the museum to house its two-year-old National Center for Technological Literacy, which seeks to boost engineering curricula in schools.

We previously have posted on the work of the museum and its president, Ioannis Miaoulis: k-12 Engineering Education and k-12 Science Education Podcast:

Gordon, an MIT graduate and a Tufts University trustee, had no previous connection to Northeastern, Freeland said. He said the philanthropist was attracted by the university’s emphasis on marrying research with practical applications.

One Response to “$40 Million for Engineering Education in Boston”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Science Museums Should Grow Minds Not Revenue
    August 10th, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

    I fear many museums are more focused on growing revenues than growing minds. That is a very sad state of affairs…

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