Dr. Eric J. Jolly is nationally known for his personal passion for STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) education and for working to identify solutions that address our country’s achievement gap. He is president and CEO of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations. Previously, as president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest and most esteemed science museums, Dr. Jolly led a staff that developed and presented exhibits, films and educational programs to hundreds of thousands of people in the upper Midwest and to millions more around the world through its traveling programs. Under his leadership, the museum hosted provocative and highly-successful exhibitions like Body Worlds, RACE: Are We So Different?, and Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. Widely recognized for his work with communities and policy-makers and his many contributions to mathematics and science education, Jolly is the chair of the National Research Council’s Out-of-School Time STEM Learning Committee, a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Guiding the Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education in the United States, and a board member of the Bush Foundation, among many other board affiliations. He is also the author of numerous articles and curricula.