Nathan Quarderer

Nate Quarderer is an educational researcher currently focused on data science education in the context of learning in the earth & environmental sciences. At Earth Lab, Nate helps organize and implement the Earth Data Science Corps program, leading assessment and evaluation efforts. He is also involved with assessment and program evaluation of the Earth Data Analytics--Foundations Online Professional Graduate Certificate. He is currently the Interim Director of Education at Earth Lab. Nate holds degrees from the University of Iowa in Physics & Astronomy (BS), Civil & Environmental Engineering (MS), and Teaching & Learning/Science Education (PhD). His dissertation focused on 8th grade students' climate literacy, and how their ideas about climate change interact with their epistemic orientations of science (how do we know what we know in science?). Prior to coming to Earth Lab in 2020, Nate taught physics, math, and environmental science at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) in Calmar, Iowa. He also taught an applied earth and environmental science course for preservice science teachers at the University of Iowa. From 2017-2019 Nate helped lead an immersive geoscience field course in Crested Butte, CO also for preservice teachers through the University of Iowa.