Pendred (Penny) Noyce, Founding Board Chair
Dr. Noyce is a doctor of internal medicine and was a founding trustee of the Noyce Foundation, which sunsetted in 2015. Currently she leads Tumblehome Learning, which publishes books based on science for young people. For twenty-five years at the Noyce Foundation, she worked on improving math and science education nationwide. A major part of that work, which continues through a nonprofit called STEM Next, was to build the field of after-school STEM. Dr. Noyce serves on the boards of the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, Maine’s Libra Foundation, and the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (through June 2017). Among the eleven books she has written for young people, her collections of biographies of women in science, Magnificent Minds and Remarkable Minds, have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books by the National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council.