The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science and technology museum for people of all ages and includes the Silverman Planetarium and the only domed IMAX® theater in New York State. Discover, Learn & Play!

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About Lauren Kochian, President of the MOST

Lauren Kochian serves as President of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) and has held the position since August 2018. Prior to her appointment as President, Kochian championed the MOST Foundation and museum operations efforts as Executive Vice President beginning in May 2016. She has more than 18 years of fund development, marketing and public relations experience.

Her previous roles include marketing and development for Arc of Onondaga and Syracuse Stage, and public relations for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Kochian also serves on the board of the Armory Square Association, Syracuse First Steering Committee, and the advisory council of Golisano Children’s Hospital. Lauren also serves as the president of ACLA, The Arts & Culture Leadership Alliance. Kochian is the fourth president of the MOST and second woman to head the Museum.

A Syracuse native, Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School and a Master of Science in Media Management from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School & Whitman School of Management.