Jake Noel-Storr is a Ph.D. astrophysicist and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educator. He is President of InsightSTEM, leading its mission to democratize STEM knowledge through exploration. Currently, Dr. Noel-Storr is the Co-Investigator of two NASA-funded projects: CosmoQuest: Engaging Students & the Public through a Virtual Research Facility, and Transient Tracker: Finding Asteroids and More. He leads many initiatives worldwide, including across the USA, India, West Africa, and Latin America.
Prior work includes research, education, and outreach programs at Columbia University, the University of Arizona, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Noel-Storr has served on the American Astronomical Society Astronomy Education Board, the American Association for Physics Teachers Astronomy and Space Science Committee, and is currently the President of the Association for Astronomy Education (a National Science Teachers Association Associated Group).
His education and outreach experience incorporates both formal and informal education settings, including teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. Outside university teaching, he has supported learning and professional development in K12 classrooms, science centers, summer camps, and with families and communities. Dr. Noel-Storr has published over 20 papers in astronomy and astronomy education, and has given over 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars on STEM education, outreach, and learning.