Since May 2005, Patti Curtis has served as the 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 PK-12 engineering and computer science education across the nation by advocating for federal and state policies and programs to enhance formal and informal technology, engineering and most recently computer science education and learning.
Curtis currently sits on the U.S House of Representatives Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus Steering Committee, the Association of Science and Technology Centers Public Policy Committee and the Title IV, Part A Coalition Steering Committee. She has also served on 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.