Martin Storksdieck is the director of Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center, and a professor in OSU’s College of Education. The Center consists of a team of dedicated professionals of various disciplinary backgrounds who conduct applied research on STEM education and science engagement at the intersection of research, policy and practice, with a strong focus on equity and social justice. The Center aims at aligning understanding of how all people learn throughout the lifespan, in formal and informal settings, with evidence-based strategies for STEM engagement and STEM education. Prior to joining OSU, Martin directed the Board on Science Education and the Roundtable on Climate Change Education at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). At the NAS, he oversaw studies that address a wide range of issues related to science education and science learning and provided evidence-based advice to decision-makers in policy, academia, and educational practice.
Martin serves on the Science Advisory Boards for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education in Kiel (Germany). He is the Chair of Trustees for TERC, a nonprofit R&D organization in Cambridge, MA, and a board member of the Tree Media Foundation and Explorer-At-Large. Previously, he served on the boards of the Citizen Science Association and the Visitor Studies Association. Martin is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He holds Master’s degrees in biology and public policy, and a Ph.D. in education.