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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides leadership and guidance to Society for Science & the Public. Board members are volunteers selected based on their dedicated commitment to science, education, and SSP’s mission of informing, educating, and inspiring.


H. Robert Horvitz, Chair
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Cambridge, MA
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002

Alan Leshner, Vice Chair
CEO Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Washington, DC

Robert W. Shaw, Jr., Treasurer
Retired President/Founder, Aretê Corporation
Center Harbor, NH

Paul J. Maddon, Secretary
Founder & Vice Chairman, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, NY
Finalist, 1977 Science Talent Search
Finalist, 1977 International Science and Engineering Fair

Mary Sue Coleman, Executive Committee, At-Large
President, Association of American Universities
President Emerita, University of Michigan
Washington, DC
Finalist, 1961 Science Talent Search

Maya AjmeraEx Officio
President and CEO, Society for Science & the Public
Publisher, Science News
Washington, DC

Craig R. Barrett
Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
Chandler, AZ

Sean B. Carroll
Vice President for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Medical Genetics
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tom Leighton
Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Finalist, 1974 Science Talent Search

Stephanie Pace Marshall
Founding President/President Emerita, Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
Burr Ridge, IL

Scott A. McGregor
Retired President & CEO, Broadcom Corporation
Retired Chairman, Broadcom Foundation
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Joe Palca
Science Correspondent, NPR
Washington, DC

Frank Wilczek
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004
Finalist, 1967 Science Talent Search

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