Director for Education, Digital Media, American Museum of Natural History
Steve Gano is Director for Education in the Digital Media department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He led the interactive design strategy for Museum web sites such as OLogy, the Museum's web site for kids, Resources for Learning, an online repository of free science learning resources, and Science Bulletins, high-definition video documentaries on current science research, and is currently extending that design work to inform the Museum’s overall digital content strategy. Steve is principle investigator on a National Science Foundation funded project to develop new ecology curriculum based on Museum content, and a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation that is developing a hybrid mobile-web application that engages youth in observing and recording their local natural environment. Prior to joining the Museum, Steve developed advanced interactive media applications on the research staffs of Atari Research, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple Computer, and as a consultant to industry leaders including Interval Research, Macromedia, and Microsoft. Steve received a B.A. in cognitive psychology from Indiana University, a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University, and an M.S. in media technology from MIT.