Miguel teaches science and technology, focusing on the nanoscale. He created and taught a nanotechnology course for the COSMOS mathematics and science summer school at UC Santa Cruz for 7 years. Critical thinking about technology – evaluating whether our tools serve us – is particularly interesting to him and led him to cofound KnowledgeContext, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, which distributes curriculum to teach this subject.
He is author of Technology Challenged: Understanding Our Creations & Choosing Our Future which addresses critical thinking about the use of technology. In addition he is the coauthor of the book Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K-12 Resources.
Miguel works with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to promote science, and is a leader of the annual countywide Science Fair, presenting in schools and organizing the judging for the Fair.
Miguel is excited about working with MOD to create exhibits that combine creativity and science at levels not just accessible, but inviting, to all ages, and MOD is thrilled to include his passion, enthusiasm and tremendous fund of knowledge on science, technology and educational theory as part of our exhibit design work.