Heidi Schweingruber, Ph.D., is the director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She oversees a portfolio of work that includes K-12 science education, informal science education and higher education. She directed or co-directed several projects of the board including the study that resulted in the report A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011), the blueprint for the Next Generation Science Standards. Dr. Schweingruber is a nationally recognized leader in leveraging research findings to catalyze improvements in science and STEM education policy and practice. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology (developmental) and anthropology from the University of Michigan.