#WhereScienceLives: Jason Osborne
Have you ever participated in a live interview while hanging from a cliff face? Jason Osborne has. Learn more about why and how below.
Getting scientists and students to work together on meaningful scientific research that's also engaging is not an easy task. We work to do it through our Global STEM Alliance programs, but we're also always interested in seeing how others do similar work. That's how we learned about Jason Osborne.
Jason is currently the President and Co-Founder of Paleo Quest and the Chief Innovation Officer at Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas. And he's been everywhere from the White House to Google to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to champion STEM learning and citizen-science projects.
At Paleo Quest Jason focuses in particular on leveraging citizen-science to advance paleontology and geology. On this work in particular, Jason told us: "I love contributing to science and helping to figure out our prehistoric past. I get to choose my scientific questions and field excursions. How cool is that? I also share experiences and my field research with K-12 students."
See Jason in action out in the field in the photos below.
Learn about the many ways you can help inspire others to get involved in STEM by checking out our many mentorship programs, whether it's mentoring a young person or an early career scientist through our Member-to-Member program.