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Ucko started his career as a scientist, receiving his
B.A. from Columbia and Ph.D. from Mass. Institute of
Technology in chemistry and then teaching college chemistry
at Antioch College and City University of NY. He has
published research papers in inorganic and bio-inorganic
chemistry and authored two college chemistry textbooks.
He has spent most of his career in museums that have
had science as a major focus, developing innovative
exhibits as Vice President for Programs at Chicago's
Museum of Science and Industry and Deputy Director for
the California Museum of Science and Industry (now California
Science Center) in Los Angeles. Examples he produced
are "Inquiry," a National Science Foundation-funded
exhibit on the process of science and "Everyday
Chemistry " on the process and applications
of chemistry. Following these roles, he spearheaded
development of Science City at Union Station in Kansas
City and served as director for a new National Academy
of Sciences museum.
Ucko is a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS).