Dennis Schatz, Co-Investigator
Dennis Schatz (Co-I) is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Learning Innovation, He spent much of his career in various positions at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA. He is also Past President of the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) board of directors. He led the initial development of the Portal to the Public (PoP) effort, and remains active in the program. PoP is an initiative to develop programs that work with scientists to help them engage with public audiences regarding current science research and its application. He was Co-PI of the NSF funded Broader Impact Design (BID) Partnerships project to develop sustained institutional relationships between universities and ISE institutions regarding the delivery of broader impact activities provided by research scientists. He was the founding Field Editor of the journal, Connected Science Learning, which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school learning. The journal is a joint effort of NSTA and ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers).