Winning Video Entry
Nicholas Weckesser (Nick Lucid)
College Lecturer (Physics)
The best way to teach kids is to find your inner child. - Nick Weckesser
Nick has been into astronomy since he was a little kid. Learning about the stars and planets was always exciting, but back then his whole family thought he should go into computer science, so his high school years were mostly focused on computers and coding. In college, he rediscovered his passion for the physical sciences and earned a BS and MS in physics from Eastern Michigan University. It was during that master’s program that he realized he wanted to be an educator. He enjoyed being able to share his knowledge and help others learn. As a result, he has spent a decade teaching physics part-time at several colleges/universities in southeastern Michigan and the last 3 years hosting his own YouTube channel, The Science Asylum.
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Winning Written Entry
Associate Professor Emeritus (Psychology)
Science is a mystery to many people, so it is important to be able to communicate it in a way that they will find accessible, and in a way that enables them to appreciate the important role that science plays in their lives.
- Bruce Goldstein