The New York Hall of Science honored Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt with its Distinguished Leadership Award Monday night.
Britt was honored for his commitment encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Time Warner Cable, NY1's parent company, has partnered with the Hall of Science as part of its "Connect A Million Minds" initiative.
"I think there's so much to be done to get young people interested in math and science," Britt said. "It really is the future of our economy and being competitive, and it's really, really important."
Britt is retiring at the end of this year.
Chief Operating Officer Rob Marcus will succeed him.