Ms. Patti Curtis
Managing Director, Washington Office
Museum of Science, Boston
National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL)
Since May 2005, Curtis has served as the Managing Director of the Washington, D.C., office of the Museum of Science and the National Center for Technological Literacy. Curtis aims to advance technological literacy and K-12 engineering education across the nation by advocating for federal and state policies and programs to enhance formal and informal technology and engineering education and learning.
Curtis currently sits on the U.S House of Representatives Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus Steering Committee, the Purdue INSPIRE K-12 Engineering Outreach External Advisory Panel, and the Triangle Coalition Board.
Previously, she served as a government relations representative for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and served as a leader of the STEM Education Coalition. She also served as the director of government relations for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and legislative analyst for the Transportation Institute.
Curtis received her B.A. in Political Science and her MPA at the University of South Carolina and worked for the South Carolina state legislature and the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.