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Kevin Niemi

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director of Outreach
Kevin J. Niemi is in his 23rd year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently is director of outreach and community engagement at WISCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement). Kevin received his PhD in plant physiology from the University of Minnesota, taught in the biology department at Grinnell College, worked in the education unit at the Minnesota Zoo, and served as the first education coordinator for Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Kevin has provided professional development workshops, sessions, and presentations in science education for over 25 years. He is a Principal Investigator/co-PI on two NSF grants on how to more effectively connect scientists with the public through their required Broader Impact work.