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Andrew Shouse is a research assistant professor and the director of the University of Washington Institute for Science + Math Education. His work is informed by a breadth of experiences in practice, including teaching elementary and middle grades, science center administration, and policy analysis. Prior to his appointment at the university, Shouse was senior program officer at the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education, where he directed two consensus studies and edited the 2007 reports “Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits” and “Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8.” He co-authored “Ready, Set, Science! Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms.” Shouse serves on advisory bodies for numerous organizations, including the National Geographic Society, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and The National Science Foundation Center for Biophotonic Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis. Shouse completed a doctorate in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy at Michigan State University.