Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy
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Organization:Science Museum of Minnesota
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120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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I currently work for the Science Museum of Minnesota as Project Leader for the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) (http://www.nisenet.org). The goal of the network is to create a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Previously, I worked for the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, as Grant Projects Director managing a wide variety of grant funded exhibit projects and educational programs as well as overseeing our traveling exhibitions program (http://www.sciencenterexhibits.org). I was the project manager for the "It's a Nano World: Smaller than a Spot on a Ladybug" (http://www.itsananoworld.org) and "Too Small to See: Zoom into Nanotechnology" (http://www.toosmalltosee.org) exhibitions and active in the NISE Network. I also had the opportunity to focus on other topics such as astronomy (http://www.sciencenter.org/exhibits/marsandstars.asp), Sagan Planet Walk (http://www.sciencenter.org/saganpw/), chemistry (http://www.sciencenter.org/chemistry/default.asp), re-use (http://www.sciencenter.org/exhibits/reinventionstation.asp), tobacco, and integrated pest management. 

Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors and am formerly President of the Cayuga Nature Center (http://www.cayuganaturecenter.org).

Prior to joining the museum field, I worked for local government agencies in environmental management, solid & hazardous waste, and pollution prevention. I hold a BS from Cornell University in natural resources and environmental engineering and an MS and PhD from UC Davis in ecology, focusing on environmental policy analysis and planning.

 

Education:

University of California, Davis, PhD, Ecology: Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning 

University of California, Davis, MS, Ecology: Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning

Cornell University, BS, Environmental Engineering Technology & Natural Resources

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