Stephen Miles Uzzo
In my work as Vice President for Science and Technology for the New York Hall of Science I do research and development of public programs and experiences on complexity and science; program development and instruction for pre-service teacher education and graduate certification programs. I am currently Principle Investigator for Connected Worlds, a large-scale immersive exhibition on systems thinking and sustainability science being developed NYSCI’s landmark Great Hall and Network Science for the Next Generation a regional program that mentors graduate students, high school teachers and students in complex network research. I am also co-PI on the Math and Science Teacher Education Residency program in collaboration with the City University of New York a preservice learning program for preparing New York City Teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
My background includes over twenty years professional experience in P-20 teaching and learning in STEM, and prior to that, ten years in television and computer graphics systems engineering. My research interests include developing network models for learning, cooperation in free-choice learning environments, and the teaching and learning of data driven science. My terminal degree is in network theory and environmental studies from the Union Institute and I serve on a number of advisory boards for institutions related to my interests. Having never lived very far from the ocean in New York and California, I have also been a lifelong advocate for marine science education and conservation.