Putting The Tools Of Science Into The Hands Of High-Need Communities
When Erik isn’t cracking himself up with his own puns to the eye-rolling of his wife and two teens, he’s either making music or straddling tinkering and academia. Despite much failing at school–even repeating entire years of it–he ultimately earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. He enjoys the stress-free, boredom-free, follow-a-whim ‘flow state’ of creating things with junk, amassing an arsenal of wacky exhibits that ride aboard the Physics Bus. Now he splits most of his time between the Free Science Workshop and Cornell University, convinced that a bridge can be made between the two seemingly disparate worlds. He believes that a cultural revolution is overdue and that CSWs are a nucleation site for the way forward.