Matt Wilkins

Matt Wilkins

Impact Goals Award
Vanderbilt University

Matt is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist committed to growing a more curious and science literate society. Toward this end, he founded the Midwestern SciComm conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and currently works with Vanderbilt’s Center for Science Outreach and Metro Nashville Public Schools to create and teach mind-expanding, interdisciplinary lessons for middle school students. His long-term goal is to commit fully to Galactic Polymath, a social enterprise that will work directly with researchers and nonprofits to translate expert knowledge into creative, active learning experiences for grades 5+ that make it easy for teachers to connect national standards with the real world and diverse career opportunities.

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