K-12 Education & Outreach Coordinator
Brian Abramowitz is responsible for implementing the Scientist in Every Florida School Project primarily in northern Florida counties. Abramowitz engages with educators and scientific professionals, with the ultimate goals of arranging scientist visits to Florida classrooms and facilitating effective teacher professional development workshops.
Abramowitz earned bachelor’s degrees in secondary education and Earth sciences from Syracuse University. He continued with a master’s in education from Hunter College. During his time as a K-12 science educator at Luna High School in Dallas, he served as chair of the science department and taught 12th-grade AP environmental science, 11th-grade IB environmental systems and societies, 9th-grade biology, and 9th-grade AP biology. In addition to his role at TESI, he is also a Ph.D. student at the UF College of Education with a concentration on educational technology.
Projects & Programs:
- National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST): Served as senior personnel for the Broader Impacts portion of the grant by supporting teacher recruitment, facilitating workshops, and maintaining teacher/expert relationships. Visit the following link for more information: SEFS Professional Development Program for Teachers Brings Together Fossil Sharks and Artificial Intelligence
- The Federal Science Project: A Scientist in Every Classroom
- Authentic field experiences for STEM teachers: Collecting Florida fossils
- Outstanding Graduate Student in Research:
Brian Abramowitz, a doctoral student in the UF College of Education Curriculum and Instruction, is the winner of the 2022-23 Outstanding Graduate Student in Research award. During his time at UF, Brian has served as President of SAGE, working to further other graduate students’ opportunities to engage in and disseminate their own research. In his own work, he has demonstrated excellence through his socially responsible and community-oriented AI in education research agenda along with exceptional outreach to Florida’s K-12 schools.