National Service & History

Updated August, 2021

National Service

ADVISORY ROLES

Advisory Board Member, Content Advisory Committee:
Early Childhood, the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale  
2021 – Active
Advisory Board Member, Learning Solutions:
Investigating Fundamental Tools, Resources, & Strategies to Support
Professionals Addressing Persistent Issues in STEM, NSF–AISL #2011424
2020 – Active
Advisory Board Member, Developing STEM Skills Through Play and Exhibit
Design for Early Learners in Children’s Museums and Science Centers,
Association of Children’s Museums, NSF–AISL #2005944
2020 – Active

PREVIOUS ADVISORY ROLES

Expert Advisor, Mapping Employee Networks Through the NIST Interactions Survey, National Institutes of Standards and Technology Internal Report No. 8375 (2021)

Expert Advisor, Online STEM Resources Roundtable, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2020)

Expert Advisor, Secondary-Biology Concept Inventory Biology, Ohio State University (2016)

Advisory Board Member, Graduate Advisory Board Member, Florida International University (2015-16)

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Chair, External Policy and Relations Committee, NARST (2020 – Present)
  • Writer, Science Education Campaign for Research, Equity & Teaching (2020 – Present)
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Editorial Board (2019 – Present)
  • Member, External Policy and Relations Committee, NARST (2017 – Present)
  • Co-Chair, External Policy and Relations Committee, NARST (2019 – 2020)
  • Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, Editorial Board (2016 – 2018)
  • The American Biology Teacher, Department Editor (2013 – 2019)

History

Prior to his work as a researcher, Dr. Remy Dou was one of the youngest K-12 STEM educators ever selected to the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship through which he served two years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings. During his fellowship years (2011 – 2013), Dr. Dou worked on projects related to student engagement in STEM, informal STEM learning, and diversity in STEM education, including working with Nobel Laureate in Physics Dr. Carl Wieman, then Associate Directors of  the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a design and evaluation framework for federal STEM intervention programs. This framework contributed to the White House’s Committee on STEM Education in the creation of a five-year Federal STEM education strategic plan. Dr. Dou presented on these topics at the NSF and at many national conferences.

As a successful K-12 educator, Dr. Dou taught in both the private and public school sectors from 2004 to 2011. Primarily, he taught and developed curricula for high school Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses. At Miami Christian School in Miami, Florida, he served as Science Department Director, helping realign the school’s science standards across all grade levels. Currently, he is based out of Florida International University.