Pendred Noyce was Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Massachusetts State Systemic Initiative Program and of PALMS, a $16 million NSF-funded State Systemic Initiative to improve mathematics, science, and technology education in Massachusetts. Currently, Penny chairs the board of the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy in Massachusetts. She also serves on the boards of the Concord Consortium, the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), and TERC, all in Massachusetts, as well as the Libra Foundation of Portland, Maine. She is a co-founding trustee of the Noyce Foundation.