Serving as Science Friday’s Educator Community Leader, Brian Soash works to connect educators, schools, and districts with the outstanding educational content being developed by Science Friday. Brian spends his time finding ways to make meaningful and data-driven STEM lessons a part of every student’s day.
Before starting at Science Friday, Brian taught middle school math and science in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Georgia. In addition to teaching, he created school-wide STEM programs, wrote grants, created community partner boards, coached R.O.V. teams, and sponsored STEM competition teams. Some of his favorite teaching moments include piloting R.O.V.s with sturgeon in an aquarium, launching simulated American Robins using a pitching machine to identify devices that could save birds lives, and going on GMA with his students after they developed a sensor to notify emergency services in the event of a tractor rollover.
Brian received his Master’s degree in K-12 Educational Leadership from Valdosta State and has taken advantage of every educational opportunity he can come across. He’s been on the E/V Nautilus as a Science Communication Fellow and toured Germany’s schools and STEM industry as a member of the Goethe Institut’s Transatlantic Outreach Program. He’s also participated in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, Siemens STEM Institute, NASA MAVEN Educator Ambassador, Project Archaeology Leadership Academy, Georgia Power Ed Fellowship, and Project Atmosphere Fellowship. When he’s not fully immersing himself in all things STEM, he spends his time with his wife, two daughters, dog, and iguana.