At the Smithsonian

Carol O’Donnell

Dr. Carol O’Donnell is Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, dedicated to transforming K-12 Education through Science™ in collaboration with communities across the globe. Carol serves on numerous boards and committees dedicated to science education and is on the part-time faculty of the Physics Department at George Washington University, where she earned her doctorate. Carol began her career as a primary school teacher. Her <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7NPtCOPAZ4" target="_blank">TedX Talk</a> demonstrates her passion for “doing science” and “object-driven learning.”