Dr Ian Griffin Receives a NOYCE Fellowship in 2009
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr Ian Griffin, a member of Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a consulting network working with FSTC, was a recipient of a NOYCE Fellowship in 2009. The Noyce Leadership Fellows (NLF) assists leaders of science centers and related institutions to act as change agents at the crossroads of societal trends, global issues, and the cutting edge of informal science. Dr Griffin was the only British recipient of the fellowship in 2009.
Dr Griffin was one of the founders of the 1001inventions initiative in Manchester while serving as Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. He has also served as a member of the steering committee to the first phase of the new global 1001inventions exhibition. He is now CEO of the Oxford Trust, which set up and manages Science Oxford, a modern science gallery which brings scientists and the public together in a unique and stimulating environment.
Dr Griffin is an established professional astronomer and the former head of public outreach at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute. He also acts as a freelance science engagement consultant. We are glad to congratulate Ian on his Fellowship. MHAG is greatly benefitted by the support of such distinguished members.
Figure 2: Dr Ian Griffin addressing the conference Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion organized by FSTC at Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House, Westminster, London, in 15 October 2008. (© FSTC 2008). See a report on the conference here.
Dr Griffin's fellowhip is announced here.
You can read more about Noyce Leadership Institute at their website: http://www.noycefdn.org/leadershipInstitute.php and about Dr Ian Griffin at his website: http://web.mac.com/i_griffin/Ian_Griffins_Website/Welcome.html
by: FSTC Limited
, Wed 30 December, 2009
In Appreciation of FSTC by: FSTC Limitied
Emeritus Professor Durward J Cruickshank, Fellow of Royal Society and world renowned distinguished scientist has presented FSTC with a valuable gift in its work in the History of Science.
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The 1001 Inventions Exhibition launched at the Glasgow Science Centre by: FSTC Limited
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Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization by: FSTC Limited
The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization (FSTC) is a United Kingdom based educational entity which was formed to popularize, disseminate and promote an accurate account of Muslim Heritage and its contribution to present day science, technology and civilization.
1001 Inventions Exhibition launches at Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery by: FSTC Limited
1001 Inventions Exhibition launches at Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery at Croydon Clocktower
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Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former President of Switzerland, holding the 1001 Inventions
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1001 Inventions book showcased at Abu Dhabi Book Fair by: FSTC Limited
The book 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World
took centre stage at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
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Cultural Understanding through Science Project by: FSTC Limited
Cultural Understanding is "Recognising that modern science has its roots in many different societies and cultures, and draws on a variety of valid approaches to scientific practice."
ASE has been working with the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation and with support from QCA to develop, trial and evaluate teaching materials to help teachers with this new part of the Programme of Study.
Muslim Heritage in Our World: Social Cohesion by: FSTC Limited
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1001 Inventions at UK Houses of Parliament by: FSTC Limited
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This taster exhibition will showcase the likes of Al-Jazari's Elephant Clock and Scribe Clock as well as his famous water pump raising machine.
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Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion (1001 Inventions in UK Parliament) by: FSTC Limited
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FSTC's Contribution to the Intercultural Dialogue at the General Assembly of the United Nations by: FSTC Limited
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FSTC at the House of Lords in London by: FSTC Limited