Dennis Schatz recently joined the Institute of Learning Innovation as Senior Fellow after 43 years in various leadership positions at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. He is retiring president of the NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) board of directors and is author or co-author of 26 science books for children and several curriculum resources for teachers. He was the founding field editor of the journal Connected Science Learning, which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school learning. Dennis was a National Science Foundation (NSF) program
officer from 2011 to 2015. He has received numerous honors. Most recently, Asteroid 25232 was renamed Asteroid Schatz by the
International Astronomical Union in recognition of his leadership in astronomy and science education. More information is on is website at www.dennisschatz.org.