Meet DEB: Doug Levey, PCE Program Officer

Basic Profile

Name: Doug Levey

DEB Program Officer, Doug Levey

Doug in the forest at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.

Education: I received a BA from Earlham College and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, where I worked with Tim Moermond and Julie Denslow.

NSF Experience/History: I’ve been a Program Officer in Population and Community Ecology for about two years.  I arrived as a rotator and became a permanent employee shortly thereafter. Continue reading

Program Announcement: International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

We would like to take a moment to call your attention to the Call for Entries to the annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, cosponsored by NSF and AAAS’ Science.

Rules and entry information can be found on the NSF website: www.nsf.gov/news/scivis. Continue reading

Flipping Fairs for Science Fun

Colleagues from NSF GEO/OAD Education Marcia Barton, Einstein Fellow, and Keith Spangler, Scientist Assistant, model the seasons.

Colleagues from NSF GEO/OAD Education Marcia Barton, Einstein Fellow, and Keith Spangler, Scientist Assistant, model the seasons.

All DEB staff are engaged in science and committed to outreach activities of various kinds. Perhaps some of our readers have attended outreach talks by program officers or management at professional meetings. But we don’t just talk about NSF programs, DEB is engaged in Broader Impacts-appropriate outreach activities, too.  One such activity, the Reverse Science Fair, fosters middle school students’ curiosity by providing an opportunity to meet professional scientists and to experience their work “hands-on.” We highlight it here because of its applicability to many settings, its ability to foster lasting K-12 partnerships, and simply because we wanted to share an experience we have enjoyed. Continue reading