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Frederic Bertley

Executive. Educator. Innovator. Inspirer.

Dr. B. Speaks at Groundbreaking Ceremony


Dr. Frederic Bertley, affectionately known as “Dr. B.” is the President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), ranked America’s #1 science museum by USA Today.  Dr. B. is passionate about democratizing access to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and supports this through a myriad of innovative programs, commitment to outreach and ubiquitous engagement.  Have fun exploring this site, to learn more about Dr. B.!
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Some Cool Things
Dr. B. Has Accomplished


  • 2023 National Medal Honoree – White House (IMLS).  Led the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to receive the Nation Medal from the Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS)

  • Led the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to be named America's Best Science Museum    4 years in a row [2020-2023] by USA Today 10Best

  • The Spirit of Columbus Award, 2023

  • Commencement Speaker and recipient of Presidential Medal for Service, The Ohio State University, 2021

  • Founded The Color of Science™ program

  • Guest speaker at The United Nations, the White House, and the US Department of Interior

  • Keynoted and/or invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences


  • Public Service: Dr. B. serves on numerous non-profit boards from education and science communication to community development and transportation initiatives 


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leverage & Lead

 FEatured quote

"The man who is right is a majority. We, who have God and conscience on our side, have a majority against the universe. "
                                                                                 ~Frederick Douglass


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