The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Judy Brown, senior vice president of education, on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Dr. Brown recently was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards for Exceptional Leadership during the Association of Science- Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference. She has led the education program at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science since 1988 and has developed cutting- edge projects designed to broaden participation of women and minorities in the sciences. Many of her program models have been replicated throughout the United States.
The event took place at the museum’s current facility in Coconut Grove in celebration of Dr. Brown’s national award and overall accomplishments.
Among attendees were museum president and CEO Gillian Thomas, museum chief of operations Frank Steslow, and dozens of students who have benefitted from the programs Dr. Brown has developed. Among the students in attendance were participants of the museum’s Upward Bound program, designed to help lowincome, first-generation college bound students be prepared to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in science, math, and technology related fields.