Christopher Soldat is a middle level science educator at Mid-Prairie Middle School at Kalona, Iowa. He is a
state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (PAESMT) and has
obtained his National Board Certification in Early Adolescence- Science. He has his EdS degree from the Science
Education Center at the University of Iowa. He has been an American Astronomical Society Teacher Resource
Agent (AASTRA), a Galileo Europa Mission (GEM) teacher resource agent and currently a Solar System Educator
(SSE). He was a Project GRACE (gravity recovery and climate experiment) master teacher as well.