The ALAN J. FRIEDMAN Center for the Development of Young Scientists

There was no one else like Alan Friedman. As a scientist, educator, museum leader, mentor and friend, he was an inspiration to so many people in so many ways.

To honor his memory, the Noyce Foundation is making a $500,000 grant to the New York Hall of Science to establish the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists. And in response to the many people who have expressed a wish to make a contribution in Alan’s memory, the Noyce Foundation is also offering a matching challenge of up to $250,000 to further advance the Center.

At the core of Alan’s vision for the New York Hall of Science was the commitment to provide the opportunity for high school and college students to develop their interests in science by sharing the experience of discovery with others. For nearly 30 years, the brilliance of that vision has been proven through the many programs Alan created and inspired, most notably the Science Career Ladder.

The Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists will encompass both the Science Career Ladder program and the recently launched Science Career Ladder Institute. The Institute provides Explainers with intensive support through career preparation, pre-professional mentorship and apprenticeships, field trips, networking opportunities and research-methods training. In the future, additional programs will be created to cultivate the interests and careers of young scientists in ways we can only imagine.

Knowing that Alan meant so much to all of us, we take inspiration from knowing that the Center will enable his vision to stay with us long into the future. For more information, email to FriedmanCenter@nysci.org.

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