PhET & PocketLab
Kathy Perkins PhET Interactive Simulations
Dr. Kathy Perkins directs PhET Interactive Simulations at University of Colorado Boulder, and is a faculty member in Physics Education Research. Her work focuses on advancing the design and classroom use of interactive simulations to increase engagement and learning in STEM, and on scaling impact with open educational resources. She has authored over 60 articles on STEM education. Under her leadership, PhET has received international recognition, including being named a 2017 WISE Awards Winner, a 2011 Tech Award Laureate, and winner of the 2014 Reimagine Education Award, and has grown to over 200 million simulation uses/year worldwide.
Robby Douthitt PocketLab
Robert Douthitt is the Director of Education and a Product Manager at PocketLab. He taught secondary math and science in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois for six years. He received a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, also from Marquette University. During Robert’s work in education, he served as a high school science department chair and a district lead in professional development for other science teachers.
Clifton Roozeboom PocketLab
Dr. Clifton Roozeboom is the CEO and Co-Founder of PocketLab. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He has been the primary investigator on two National Science Foundation SBIR projects and two Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences SBIR projects. Dr. Roozeboom is a lecturer in the Stanford University mechanical engineering department. His Ph.D. research was on wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring applications, for which he earned grants and fellowships from Sandia National Labs, Hewlett-Packard Labs, the National Science Foundation, and the Chevron Corporation.
Dave Bakker PocketLab & ScIC
Co-Founder of PocketLab, teacher at Stanford, and host of ScIC "Science is Cool" virtual unconferences for cool teachers.