Dan Damelin is currently PI for several projects focused on modeling, curricular development, and assessment related to the Next Generation Science Standards. For the past 17 years he has been involved in many projects at the Concord Consortium, with a common thread of helping students discover the nature of the world around them and helping teachers to utilize tools and pedagogical techniques to support student inquiry. He has an undergraduate degree in chemistry, computer science, and environmental studies, as well as a Master’s in Education from Tufts University. Before working at the Concord Consortium he taught high school chemistry for 14 years and worked as a professional software engineer.
Q&A with Dan
- Favorite thing about working at the Concord Consortium?
- Having the opportunity to affect the lives of teachers and students for the better
- Best adventure you’ve ever had?
- Canoeing down the Allagash for a week, through rapids and many moose
- Favorite song or piece of music?
- Depends on my mood… Maybe “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane