Nikki Chambers

Participates in 1 Session
Nikki Chambers is a science teacher, communicator, and researcher based in Southern California.  Growing up as the daughter of an Apollo Program physicist, she had her head in the stars from a very young age. She developed and teaches the only high school Astrobiology course in California. She is currently conducting research with the University of Edinburgh Centre for Astrobiology and the UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology, in search of scientific, evidence-based answers to the age-old questions, “Where do we come from?”, “How did we get here?”, “Where are we going?”, and “Are we alone?”. In her role as a teacher ambassador for various organizations including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the University of California Museum of Paleontology, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she helps bridge the worlds of the scientist and the science communicator. Finally, as a member of the California Department of Education Science Expert Panel, she works to promote authentic science education in California schools via implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. She has never stopped being absurdly excited about all the wonders of this universe, but is slightly envious of people who are able to create and share wondrous universes of their own.

Sessions in which Nikki Chambers participates

Friday August 17, 2018

11:00 AM
11:00 AM