David Seidel is interviewed at the STEM Summit 2012.
David Seidel is Deputy Education Director at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Manager of STEM Elementary & Secondary Education. He is also a formal education advisor to the NASA Mars Public Engagement Team. He has been at JPL for over twenty years and, prior to joining NASA, taught science at Beverly Hills High School and ran its planetarium.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Cal State, Northridge and a Masters of Science degree in science education fromUSC. David has received numerous group and individual achievement awards including the prestigious NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He has served as JPL’s lead NASA TV commentator and has also flown on NASA’s “Weightless Wonder” aircraft, otherwise known as the Vomit Comet.
He is currently a contributor to the California review of the NGSS and to the Superintendent’s State STEM Task Force.