About Us

Data & Network Science in K-20 Education aims to bring data, network, complexity and systems science literacy to a sustainable “K-20” STEM+Art education pipeline of innovators in research and education. We accelerate the integration of science education and interdisciplinary science research. Since 1989, we have  been dedicated to enhancing undergraduate and K-12 science education by adapting research-based models and visualization tools, developing new curricula, hosting workshops and summer internships, and involving undergraduate and graduate university students in K-12 classrooms.

trunfio-150Paul Trunfio
Sr. Research Scientist, Physics Department, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Data & Network Science K-20 Education

Paul has developed and led education hands-on, curriculum and outreach efforts on a broad range of research topics including fractals, molecular dynamics computer modeling, neuroscience computer modeling, and complex systems and networks.


bestavrosAzer Bestavros
Professor, Computer Science Department, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

Azer’s research includes cyber-physical and real-time systems, internet & cloud computing and economics-inspired computing.


solbergScott Solberg
Professor & Association Dean for Research, School of Education

Scott’s research focuses on career development for youth including how to promote optimal youth development and college and career readiness through the use of individualized learning plans and resiliency-based curriculum.


Gene Stanley LOWRES PortraitGene Stanley
Professor, Physics Department, College of Arts & Science
Director, Center for Polymer Studies

Gene’s research spans many fields and are studied from the perspective of statistical physics; these efforts have long served as an incubator for translating science research into science education, thereby creating sparks of enthusiasm amongst students and teachers.


For more information, please contact Paul Trunfio at trunfio@bu.edu