About the Initiative | Organizing Team

Ben Wiehe

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Ben Wiehe is manager of the Science Festival Alliance, an international network dedicated to encouraging more and better science festivals everywhere. Based at the MIT Museum, the Alliance was founded in 2009 with a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Ben was previously Outreach Program Director at the public media organization WGBH, where he supported the grassroots growth of science cafes. His experience includes education and fundraising in museums, natural parks, and public schools. He received his MA in the social sciences from the University of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and physics from Bowdoin College.

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