Thu, 4 February 2016
Schneps received his PhD in Physics from MIT (’79), and is currently Research Professor at UMass Boston, Computer Science. Previously, Schneps was founding member of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There, over a period of 35 years, he led major national initiatives fostering science learning through television and computer media. Work includes programs on children’s ideas in STEM (e.g., A Private Universe), and resources for students and teachers. Habitable Planet, an online resource produced in collaboration with Klopfer of STEP, received theScience Prize for Online Resources in Education from the AAAS. His work in neuroscience was honored with a Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences.