2017
Alumni (Fellow)

Aaron Reedy

James H. and Elizabeth W. Wright Jefferson Fellow
Villa Park, Illinois
Degrees:
B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1999)
M.A. National-Louis University (2009)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Biology

Bio:

Aaron Reedy believes that kids learn science best when they do science. To this end, he recently launched DataClassroom, an educational technology company that produces the world’s first data analysis platform designed for the middle and high school students. DataClassroom aims to change the way that science students learn science by bringing sophisticated data concepts to kids through visual representation and animation. DataClassroom is supported by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s Exploratory Fund. Reedy also co-founded Evolution Education with his academic advisor, Robert Cox. Evolution Education engages some of the best middle and high school teachers from across the country in two-year fellowships. Through this program Reedy mentors teachers as they conduct large scale experiments with the help of their students to push the limits of classroom science. Aaron Reedy is currently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology at Auburn University. His research is focused on answering the question of why females live longer than males in many vertebrate species. He works with wild lizard populations on small islands in Florida to answer this question.

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