The Spectrum of Learning
On May 18, 2005, the Exploratorium hosts the 28th Annual Awards Dinner—Dr. Craig Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation will receive the Director’s Award; Sharon Begley, Science Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, the Public Understanding of Science Award; Dr. Hubert Dyasi, professor and Director of the Workshop Center of the City University of New York, the Outstanding Educator Award; The Exploratorium has honored leaders in technology, science and education for over a quarter century.
Event co-chairs include Intel co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Andy Grove and Eva Grove; Intel co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Gordon Moore and Betty Moore; Intel CEO (May 2005) Paul Otellini and Exploratorium Board Member Sandy Otellini; Venture Capitalist Arthur Rembe Rock and Toni Rembe Rock, Senior Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop. Kate Kelly will act as Master of Ceremonies. Over 700 guests are anticipated. The reception begins at 6:30pm. Dinner begins at 7:30pm. Table sponsorships range from $50,000 to $5,000. Individual tickets are $500. For more information, please call the Exploratorium’s Development Department at (415) 561-0322.
Dr. Craig Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation. Director’s Award
After 10 years as Professor of Materials Sciences and Engineering at Stanford University, Craig Barrett joined Intel in 1974. He was named vice president in 1984, senior vice president in 1987, executive vice president in 1990 and chief operating officer in 1993. He became Intel's fourth president in 1997 and CEO in 1998. Barrett is poised to step down as Chief Executive Officer of Intel in May 2005 when he assumes Board Chairmanship. Passionate about raising academic standards, improving school quality and opening access to higher education and technology for a wider range of students, Dr. Barrett has testified before Congress and advised the President on education issues. He leads and actively participates in Intel-sponsored strategies for closing the "digital divide.” In Barrett’s words, “There are four things you can do in the United States to be competitive, and none of them is easy. The education system is first and foremost. You need to fix the K-12 educational system and have a higher influx of kids into college in the technical areas. The second one is research and development.” Co-chair of the Business Coalition for Excellence in Education, Dr. Barrett has also served on the Glenn Commission, the National Commission on Service-Learning, and with Achieve, Inc.
Sharon Begley, Science Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Public Understanding of Science Award
Known for her ability to distill complex scientific theories into elegant prose, Sharon Begley has written for The Wall Street Journal since 2002, covering basic research from genetics and neuroscience to astrophysics and cosmology. For the previous 25 years, she served as the senior science writer at Newsweek. Ms. Begley has won numerous awards, is a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina, and is co-author of the books, The Mind and the Brain, The Mind of God, and The Hand of God.
Dr. Hubert Dyasi, Professor and Director of the Workshop Center of the City University of New York. Educator’s Award
Professor of science education at the City University of New York, Dr. Hubert Dyasi also directs science teacher development programs. He collaborates with the New York State Education Department, schools, and districts to develop their science education programs and implement science inquiry education in their classrooms. Dr. Dyasi serves on several advisory boards, including the National Science Resources Center and the Merck Institute for Science Education. He has contributed to such books as Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, and the National Science Education Standards.