Dr. Jeff Goldstein, the Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, is a nationally recognized STEM and science educator and astrophysicist. As Center Director, Goldstein is responsible for the creation and delivery of national initiatives addressing STEM education, with a focus on Earth and space. This includes student experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). It is a commercial space venture that has formally engaged over 62,000 students across the U.S. and Canada in microgravity experiment design and proposal writing. There are currently 25 experiments on ISS, launched on SpaceX CRS-8 on April 8, 2016. Goldstein’s planetary science research includes the development of techniques for the measurement of global winds on other planets using large telescopes on Earth. He received his B.A. in physics from City University of New York and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania.