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Exploratorium's 28th Annual Awards Dinner

For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2005

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Exploratorium's 28th Annual Awards Dinner

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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.

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Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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