Carlos R. Villa has been developing and implementing science education programs since 2002. Included in these programs are field trips, summer camps, and student-scientist mentorship programs. In 2018 he earned the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) Citation for Distinguished Informal Science Education, and in 2020 he was a finalist for Florida State University’s Employee of the Year.
Carlos was born in Managua, Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his BS from Florida State University in 2002, and earned his MS in Science Education in 2009. He works to inspire young learners of all backgrounds to pursue their dreams of careers in science and engineering and to increase diversity in science, particularly to get more women, African Americans, and Latinx students into physics.