STEM Results Profile of the Day - Museum of Science, Boston (MOS)
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 19, 2012
The mission of the Museum of Science (MOS), Boston is to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world. The Museum achieves its mission through: promoting active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology; inspiring lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science; and encouraging young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world.
The Museum's signature STEM education program, the National Center for Technology Literacy (NCTL), reaches 40,600 teachers and almost 3 million students nationwide. The NCTL seeks to introduce or modify standards and assessments related to technology and engineering and to provide comprehensive K – 12 curricular resources and professional development opportunities. In 2011, 211,000 school children took field trips to the Museum. 97,000 additional individuals (students and public audiences) were served by Traveling Programs, which covered 65,566 miles. 714 volunteers contributed more than 54,357 hours last year, the equivalent of 26 full-time staff.