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Company Overview of Smithsonian Institution

Company Overview

Smithsonian Institution operates a museum, education, and research complex in the United States. Its complex consists of 17 museums; the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.; and 2 museums in New York City. Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.

SI Building

Room 153

MRC 010

Washington, DC 20013-7012

United States

Founded in 1846





Key Executives for Smithsonian Institution

Editor-in-Chief of Smithsonian Magazine
Chief of Staff to the Secretary
Chief of Staff to the Board of Regents
Director of Office of Investments
Chief Information Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Smithsonian Institution Key Developments

Smithsonian Announces Board Changes

Suzanne Seurattan Ellen Stofan has been named director of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The appointment will be effective April 30, 2018. Ellen's scientific background, leadership skills, communication acumen and strategic thinking have positioned her superbly to lead the National Air and Space Museum. Stofan is currently a consulting senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to that she served as NASA's Chief Scientist from 2013 to 2016. In that appointment she was the principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. Her broader career includes more than 25 years of space-related experience. Prior to her time at NASA she served as the vice president of Proxemy Research in Maryland and an honorary professor at the University College London in England. Before that, she worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, acting in a number of senior scientist positions, including chief scientist for NASA's New Millennium Program and deputy project scientist for the Magellan Mission to Venus. She succeeds Gen. J.R. Jack Dailey as the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Air and Space Museum. He retired in January, 2018.

Carnegie Learning Announces Strategic Alliance with Smithsonian Institution

Carnegie Learning, Inc. has announced a strategic alliance with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has long been a leading developer of research-based science and engineering curriculum through its Smithsonian Science Education Center, which was established in 1985 to help transform the teaching and learning of science in the United States and throughout the world. The alliance helps support Carnegie Learning in its mission to prepare students for success in the future economy. Both organizations believe in inquiry-based learning for building 21st century skills, and have spent years conducting research to develop and constantly improve learning solutions that are proven to be effective. Each brings a unique expertise to STEM education: Carnegie Learning, with a focus on math and adaptive technology, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center, with a focus on science and engineering.

Smithsonian Institution Presents at CIO Leaders In Alternative Investments Summit, Nov-29-2017 03:45 PM

Smithsonian Institution Presents at CIO Leaders In Alternative Investments Summit, Nov-29-2017 03:45 PM. Venue: New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, NEW YORK, United States. Speakers: Amy Chen, Director of Office of Investments.

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