Darrell Porcello

Dr. Darrell Porcello received his PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University. Dr. Porcello manages, designs, and finds funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education projects. Currently, he is Co-Investigator of a NASA Science Mission Directorate funded Earth and space science public engagement project of the (U.S.) National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and coordinates efforts at the Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM) in San Francisco and other U.S. museum partners. He is part of the team responsible for the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition and the Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, reaching hundreds of museum partner and millions of visitors throughout the U.S. He also works closely with early education specials at CCM to bring new STEM education partnerships and opportunities to the museum in line with its creativity-focused public programming. In his previous role of Chief Technology Officer at University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), he grew a small multimedia service group into a successful production house for independent educational technology products with significant impact and millions of active users. He co-founded the popular howtosmile.org digital library, which has offered a robust catalog of high quality & open STEM hands-on activities and value-added services for science museums, afterschool programs, homeschoolers, and other informal science and math education professionals for almost 10 years. He also led development of popular apps at LHS funded by NIH, NSF, and NASA including DIY Sun Science, DIY Human Body, and I Got This: An Interactive Story.