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In Memory Of Alan Friedman

Posted by
James Bell
May 17, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education Co-PIs, staff and advisors, both past and present, mark the passing of Dr. Alan Friedman. An original founder and Co Principal investigator of CAISE, Alan continued to serve the project as a trusted advisor. Alan played a key role in shaping and guiding the Center's purpose and direction, leading the Policy Advisory Inquiry Group in the writing of a frequently-cited white paper and commissioning articles that set high standards of quality for CAISE resources to aspire to. CAISE and the informal STEM education field have lost a giant on whose shoulders we can only hope to stand. The New York Hall of Science, where Alan was Executive Director from 1984-2006, has established a wonderful Thinking of Alan website where you can contribute your memories and tributes.