Bob has been with the Edgerton Center since 2013. He spent the first 25 years of his career at the University of Connecticut, first as a research biochemist, moving on to applied biochemical engineering, and then pursuing a graduate degree in Gifted and Talented Science Education. After leaving the University, Bob worked as a Science Education Specialist for two nonprofit firms and also ran his own consulting business specializing in science curriculum development and teacher professional training. Bob is a strong advocate for science and engineering education starting with children at the kindergarten level and continuing on through adulthood. In Alaska, he coordinated the SeaPerch underwater robotics program statewide and helped to bring SeaGlide to Alaska in cooperation with the NAVSEA lab in Maryland. He also ran the statewide program for Engineering is Elementary and created/conducted over a dozen STEM summer science camps, numerous Family Science Nights, and brought numerous science and engineering activities to Juneau area schools.