Science & Innovation

Experts on science, technology, engineering and math. Making complex science accessible to all

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Your personal astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award winning, COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey and StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Dr. Tyson’s passion for science communication changes the way we think about the universe.

Sandra Steingraber

An international anti-fracking activist & biologist who fights for environmental rights as a basic human right.

Michael Mann

An award-winning climate scientist and expert on climate change. His work has played a crucial role in shaping public discourse and climate change policy. He is part of the IPCC team that won the Nobel Peace Prize and has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Daniel H. Wilson

Award-winning SciFi author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, and AI & Robotics Expert,  Wilson was selected to write, “The Andromeda Evolution” with the Michael Crichton estate, which marked the 50th anniversary of “The Andromeda Strain”.

Christine McKinley

STEM activist, mechanical engineer, musician, host of Discovery Channel’s Decoded, and author of Physics For Rock Stars. Her musical Gracie and the Atom won a Portland Drammy for Original Score.

David Quammen

Internationally acclaimed science writer and National Book Award Finalist. Author of Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus. Three-time winner of the National Magazine Award (the Ellie) and author of more than 15 books.

Derrick Pitts

NASA’s first Astrobiology Ambassador & Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director at the Franklin Institute.  His motto: Eat, breathe, do science. Sleep later.

Steven Strogatz

An award-winning researcher, teacher, and communicator, Strogatz finds math in places where you’d least expect it & uses it to illuminate life’s mysteries, big and small

Robert Kirshner

Part of the Nobel-Award winning research team on “cosmic expansion” — takes his audience inside the world of dark energy, exploding stars, and the accelerating universe.

Charles C. Mann

Offering valuable insights into the most significant events, from the European discovery of the Americas to the rise of the digital age, Charles Mann transforms our views of history. His book, The Wizard And The Prophet, asks the question “Can Earth support 10 billion people?”

Edith Widder

Biologist, adventurer, deep sea explorer, innovator & inventor, who is changing the nature of aquatic conservation through her organization ORCA

Jeff Lieberman

Scientist, musician, roboticist, and sculptor Jeff Lieberman combines his passions for art and science in ways that reveal how one influences the other. Art meets science through interaction, connection, and challenged perception.