Peter O’Donnell Offenhartz

Physical Chemist Peter O’Donnell Offenhartz spends his summers on a small island off the coast of Maine. Knowing that he’s a scientist and creative problem-solver, people there come to him with requests that run from “How can I improve my telephone service?” to “Why does my boat battery keep failing?”  Read on to find out how Offenhartz uses his knowledge of chemistry and physics to help his neighbors. “I think I always knew I was going to make my living in science,” says Offenhartz, who grew up in Westchester, outside of New York City. His parents “wanted me to be… Learn more

Artist with STEM Degree

Some people who study science, computer technology, engineering, or math in college and beyond use their degrees in the arts. Photographer David Goldes, trained as a molecular geneticist at Harvard, majored in biology and chemistry at the Buffalo campus of the State University of New York. He went on to photograph science-informed activity, from the behavior of magnetized pins to thousands of volts of electricity passing through a graphite circuit. Mechanical Engineer Julia Lintern improves cars and planes and teaches programming. She also designs puppets and clothing.

Atmospheric Chemist

Atmospheric chemists like this Energy Economist study the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere, the gases that surround our planet. While in graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he studied fluid dynamics and chemical modeling, looking at the ways aerosols (tiny particles in air and mist) produced by human industry as well as natural processes affect clouds. [Interested in clouds? Check out the work Physicist Nicholas Carrera did at the University of Chicago’s Cloud Physics Laboratory.]

Energy Economist

Energy Economists like this Atmospheric Chemist examine the ways changes in technology, economics, climate, natural resources, and politics affect the markets that supply power to our homes, workplaces, and infrastructure.

Our Mission

Our Mission Math4Science introduces kids to the fun, important careers available to them in the sciences as they learn math. Over decades of teaching, we have become concerned about the poor quality of many American math curricula and also about the fact that so few children (and parents) have any idea what most scientists do. Our goals, in creating Math4Science, are to: Teach math well, drawing on what we have learned over decades of working with children of different ages, from different schools and backgrounds, and aligning lessons and practice problems with the Common Core. Introduce children (K-12) to scientists… Learn more


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