Martin Storksdieck is the Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C. He oversees studies that address a wide range of issues related to science education. Dr. Storksdieck also serves as a research fellow at the Institute for Learning Innovation, where he advises on research studies related to science learning in immersive environments; models of involving researchers and scientists in science museums and science centers; and understanding the impact of science hobbyists, such as amateur astronomers, on the public understanding of science. He previously served as Director of Project Development and as senior researcher at ILI, was a science educator with a planetarium in Germany where he developed shows and programs on global environmental change, served as editor, host, and producer for a weekly environmental news broadcast, and worked as an environmental consultant specializing on local environmental management systems. Dr. Storksdieck has a master's degree in biology from the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany; a Masters in Public Administration degree from Harvard University, and a PhD degree in education from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.