Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist & Frederick P. Rose Director at Hayden Planetarium

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist & Frederick P. Rose Director at Hayden Planetarium

Overview
RelSci Relationships

2475

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

10/05/1958

Age

61

Number of Awards

24

Interests

Rowing, Wrestling

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Founder at Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.

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Principal at American Energy Innovation Council

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Executive Chairman at El Pomar Foundation

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Senior Advisor at Coursera, Inc.

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President Emeritus & Senior Fellow at Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

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Executive Chairman at Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates

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President at Johns Hopkins University

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President at Carnegie Corp. of New York

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Co-Founder at MacNeil/Lehrer Productions LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at International House (New York)

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Astrophysicist & Frederick P. Rose Director at Hayden Planetarium
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey manages and maintains the bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, airports, PATH and seaport that are critical to the bistate region's trade and transportation capabilities. Through facilities and services, people are able to make vital connections and businesses are able to grow. Providing safe and efficient travel is highest priority, and enhancing the well being of everyone who lives, works and travels here is strongest commitment.

Education
PhD in Astrophysics
Class of 1989

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

MA in Astronomy
Class of 1983

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

BA in Physics
Class of 1980

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Attendee
Class of 1976

The Bronx High School of Science was founded in 1938 and started with some 400 male students under Dr. Morris Meister, the founding principal. Each year, thousands of students from the five boroughs of New York City take a comprehensive examination containing both math and verbal questions. The exam is constantly being updated for greater testing accuracy, and the cut-off score required for admission to each of the eight specialized testing high schools varies from year to year depending upon seat availability. The school today has a population of over 3000 students.

Memberships
Member
2015 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Fellow
2001 - Current

TO ADVANCE AND DIFFUSE THE KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS.

Fellow
1996 - Current

The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 25,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1997 - 2003
Trustee
2006 - Current

THE ORGANIZATION IS A COMPREHENSIVE, NON-PROFIT SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS DEDICATED PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM NEW YORK CITY DEVELOP THE INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, ACADEMIC ABILITY, SOCIAL VALUES AND PERSONAL RESILIENCY THEY NEED TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, CAREER AND LIFE. HEAF IDENTIFIES STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SUPPORTS THEM UNTIL THEY ARE SUCCESSFULLY ADMITTED TO A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE THROUGH A VARIETY OF AFTERSCHOOL, AND SATURDAY AND SUMMER EDUCATIONAL AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

Honorary Member, Board of Directors
Current

Space Foundation is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that advocates for all sectors of the global space industry through space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation vision is to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Mission and Vision:  Chess in the Schools is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children.   Chess is a powerful teaching tool that can break through barriers to help the most disadvantaged students learn skills that translate into academic and lifelong success. Over the past two decades, we have seen how an effective chess education curriculum can change lives. But, learning chess is just the first stebut no one will dispute that the numbers are unsatisfactory. This appallingly low statistic is even lower for minority students and those who live in poverty. Many education experts agree that increasing the high school graduation rate starts with early intervention. Chess in the Schools believes that elementary school students need to develop basic analytical skills that lead to academic success throughout their school career. To develop these skills, Chess in the Schools teaches the complex game of chess to thousands of New York City public school children every year.   The academic benefits of learning chess are extensive. There are a number of studies that support the belief that chess enhances memory, boosts spatial and numerical skills, increases problem-solving capabilities, and strengthens logical thinking. (Dullea 1982; Margulies 1991; Liptrap 1998; Ferguson 2000)   Students who learn chess through the Chess in the Schools are using the skills acquired through chess to achieve academic success, more likely to attend school on a regular basis, and creating lasting friendships during chess tournaments and after-school clubs.

Member, Math & Physical Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee
2000 - 2003

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants -- currently about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge. NSF's goals--discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is "where discoveries begin." Many of the discoveries and technological advances have been truly revolutionary. In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. These pioneers have included the scientists or teams that discovered many of the fundamental particles of matter, analyzed the cosmic microwaves left over from the earliest epoch of the universe, developed carbon-14 dating of ancient artifacts, decoded the genetics of viruses, and created an entirely new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate. NSF also funds equipment that is needed by scientists and engineers but is often too expensive for any one group or researcher to afford. Examples of such major research equipment include giant optical and radio telescopes, Antarctic research sites, high-end computer facilities and ultra-high-speed connections, ships for ocean research, sensitive detectors of very subtle physical phenomena and gravitational wave observatories. Another essential element in NSF's mission is support for science and engineering education, from pre-K through graduate school and beyond. The research we fund is thoroughly integrated with education to help ensure that there will always be plenty of skilled people available to work in new and emerging scientific, engineering and technological fields, and plenty of capable teachers to educate the next generation. No single factor is more important to the intellectual and economic progress of society, and to the enhanced well-being of its citizens, than the continuous acquisition of new knowledge. NSF is proud to be a major part of that process.

Member, Advisory Council
1997 - 2008

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2015

THE ORGANIZATION IS A COMPREHENSIVE, NON-PROFIT SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS DEDICATED PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM NEW YORK CITY DEVELOP THE INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, ACADEMIC ABILITY, SOCIAL VALUES AND PERSONAL RESILIENCY THEY NEED TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, CAREER AND LIFE. HEAF IDENTIFIES STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SUPPORTS THEM UNTIL THEY ARE SUCCESSFULLY ADMITTED TO A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE THROUGH A VARIETY OF AFTERSCHOOL, AND SATURDAY AND SUMMER EDUCATIONAL AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

$1,000 - $25K
2015

The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 25,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.

$1,000 +
2010

THE ORGANIZATION IS A COMPREHENSIVE, NON-PROFIT SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS DEDICATED PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM NEW YORK CITY DEVELOP THE INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, ACADEMIC ABILITY, SOCIAL VALUES AND PERSONAL RESILIENCY THEY NEED TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, CAREER AND LIFE. HEAF IDENTIFIES STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SUPPORTS THEM UNTIL THEY ARE SUCCESSFULLY ADMITTED TO A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE THROUGH A VARIETY OF AFTERSCHOOL, AND SATURDAY AND SUMMER EDUCATIONAL AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2014
Ebony Magazine - Power 100
2012
Mount Holyoke College
2012
Western New England University
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