Stephen Miles Uzzo develops and leads large-scale exhibition design and research initiatives to empower high need and underrepresented groups with complex, data-driven science. These initiatives build communities of practice in complexity, data science and engineering, and improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy of the public. Dr. Uzzo is also very active in science and education practice and policy. His background includes over 20 years experience in the research of connected systems and STEM teaching and learning; and prior to that, 10 years in video and computer imaging and communication systems engineering. His work also includes developing and managing graduate programs in STEM teaching and learning. Dr. Uzzo’s research interests include the coupling of complex human and natural systems, evolution and scaling of complex networks, smart cities and supply chain vulnerabilities, and the impact of big data on communities of need. He holds a terminal degree in network theory and environmental studies from Union Institute and serves on a number of institutional and advisory boards related to his interests. Having never lived very far from the ocean in New York, California and Massachusetts, Dr. Uzzo has been a lifelong advocate for marine conservation.