Johannes Strobel, Ph.D. is Full Professor, Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri where he leads the WeMake Design & Learn Lab, a maker space initiative and conducts research in STEM education. His research focuses on engineering as an innovation in education; cyber-physical learning technologies; learning through hands-on activities and defiance, empathy and care in engineering. Dr. Strobel has been PI, Co-PI and key personnel of research and development grants totaling over $36MM in the US and Canada. Funding sponsors include: NSF, U.S. Department of Education, FQRSC, SSHRC and several private and family foundations. He published more than 160 papers in journals and proceedings (many published with graduate and undergraduate students), co-edited four (4) books and co-authored 18 book chapters. Dr. Strobel was lead designer of Hands-on Standards STEM in Action™—an internationally available set of learning modules for preK-5th grades published by ETA hand2mind®. The national version is used in 200,000 classrooms reaching 6,000,000 students. The international version is now in use in 35 countries and was selected as a finalist for two international education awards. Dr. Strobel received the 2018 Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis and the 2018 STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
2018 Science Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis, 2018 STEM Excellence Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2019 Forest Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth