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Dr. Al DeSena

Program Director

National Science Foundation

Direct Phone: (703) ***-****       

Email: a***@***.gov

National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Blvd. #110379

Arlington, Virginia 22230

United States

Company Description

NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of $5.58 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 1,700 universities and insti... more

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Employment History

Administrator
ASTC

Education

Ph.D.

Ph.D.
education
University of Pittsburgh

bachelor's degree
chemistry
Fordham University

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Al DeSena

Program Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings at the National Science Foundation
Al DeSena, Ph.D. is a National Science Foundation Program Director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). He is a member of the Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC) of the Division, which includes the Informal Science Education (ISE) program and the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Al has been in the science center and children's museum business for thirty years, having been a program director, then founding executive director of the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA (1979-1993) and founding president of Exploration Place in Wichita, KS (1993-2004). In both institutions he led the process of developing new facilities. Over the course of his career in the museum field, Al has been active with a variety of professional organizations including the Association of Science-Technology Centers, the Association of Children's Museums, the Museum Film Network, and the Visitor Studies Association. Prior to entering the museum field he worked for six years at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, assisting with the development of K - 8 science instructional materials (Individualized Science) and research on science concept development in children. His bachelor's degree is in chemistry from Fordham University, NY, and he received his Ph.D. in education from the University of Pittsburgh, with minors in sociology and higher education.

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