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Science Fair Supporter Penny Noyce Appointed to MA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Dr. Pendred "Penny" Noyce to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

"Dr. Noyce’s lifelong experience and commitment to education in Massachusetts makes her an excellent addition to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education," said Governor Patrick. "I am confident she will continue to be a great partner in our efforts to close the achievement gap and ensure that all of our students are prepared for success, and I thank her for her willingness to serve in this capacity."

A longtime supporter of the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) through the Noyce Foundation, which she helped establish, Dr. Noyce is a former doctor of internal medicine.  The daughter of Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel, Dr. Noyce earned a degree in biochemistry at Harvard and a medical degree at Stanford.  With Barnas Monteith, Vice Chairman of the MSSEF board of directors, Dr. Noyce founded Tumblehome Learning, a company that provides tools for students to become inspired to learn more about the natural and man-made worlds around them.

"I'm honored and excited to serve the children of Massachusetts in this new capacity,” Dr. Noyce said. “I hope to learn a great deal as well as to share what I've learned in twenty years of foundation work trying to improve public education, especially in math and science."
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