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Dr. Shawn (Shawn Carlson, Ph.D.) is renowned science writer and educator whose passion is to help every budding scientist get more out of their interest in science.

Winner: MacArthur "genius" Fellowship, for innovations in science education

Creator: Labrats science education program.

Creator: Dr. Shawn's Super Science Project Support Site. Free help to find a killer science project idea, or a complete science fair project.

Founder and Executive Director: Society for Amateur Scientists

Former Columnist: Scientific American Magazine, "The Amateur Scientist"
Current Columnist: Make Magazine, "Citizen Scientist"
Advisor: Popular Mechanics Magazine

Ph.D. Nuclear Physics, UC Los Angeles, 1989
MS Physics, UC Los Angeles, 1983
BS Physics, UC Berkeley, 1981
BS Applied Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1981