Bob Hirshon

Program Director

Bob Hirshon is Program Director for Technology and Learning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and host of the daily radio show and podcast Science Update. Hirshon also heads up Kinetic City, including the Peabody Award-winning children’s radio drama, McGraw-Hill book series and Codie Award- winning website and education program. He is Principal Investigator on the new NSF-funded project KC: Empower, which examines how informal science activities can be made more accessible to children with disabilities. He oversees the Science NetLinks project for K-12 science teachers, part of the Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity partnership. His Qualcomm Wireless Reach project, called Active Explorer, allows educators to create mobile phone and tablet explorations for children, called Quests. Media that children collect on Quests download to their Active Explorer webpage, where they use creative tools to make SmartWork projects to share what they’ve learned. He can be heard on XM/Sirius Radio’s Kids Place Live as “Bob the Science Slob.”