Christopher David Andert
Web User Experience Designer
Arizona State Univerity
David H. Hickman High School, Columbia MO
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe AZ
Christopher Andert is part of NASA's Science Activation Program (SciAct). SciAct has projects and NASA teams across the U.S. that are helping learners of all ages do science!
What first sparked your interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math?
Being a child of the 90's, both "Beakman's World" and "Bill Nye the Science Guy" hit me hard.
Learning in an entertaining way fascinated me.
What Science Activation project(s) are you affiliated with?
Transforming learning from mastery of the known to embrace exploration of the unknown at planetary scale through:
- Creating digital learning experiences rich with inquiry, immersion, and interaction that engage and inspire;
- Developing digital teaching networks that empower teachers to adopt, adapt, and advance education innovation;
- Establishing digital evaluation strategies that measure and nurture curiosity, persistence, and scientific reasoning.
Tell us about your job. What do you do?
I’m a web user experience designer for the Center for Education Through Exploration (ETX). I make digital products easier to use, more intuitive, and engaging. I like learning the needs of a user and then finding techniques to improve the user experience. I’ve worked in the e-learning industry for 15 years developing graphics, animation, and interactive experiences curriculum.
What's one piece of advice you would give to someone interested in learning more about science?
It’s a welcoming community. Don't be afraid to reach out.