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Stephen Uzzo



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Dr. Uzzo does research and development of public programs and experiences on complex science; as well as development and instruction for pre-service teacher education and certification graduate programs. He is currently Principle Investigator for Connected Worlds, a large-scale immersive exhibition on sustainability in NYSCIs landmark Great Hall and Network Science for the Next Generation that mentors high school teachers and students in complex network research. His background includes over twenty years professional experience in teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and prior to that, ten years in television and computer graphics systems engineering. Dr. Uzzo's research interests include network models for learning, collaboration in free-choice learning environments, and the teaching and learning of data driven science. He holds a terminal degree in network theory and environmental studies from the Union Institute. Having never lived very far from the ocean in New York and California, Dr. Uzzo has also been a lifelong advocate for marine conservation advocacy and education. For fun he does fisheries restoration projects near his home in Northport, New York. 


Complex networks, systems science, cybernetics, STEM education, free choice learning, Teacher education. 


A Common Vision for Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Programs in 2025. 2015. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America Press.
What are essential concepts about networks? Journal of Complex Networks. 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4 Oxford: Oxford University Press. With: Cramer, C., Porter, M., Sayama, H., Sheetz, L.
Network Literacy: Essential Concepts and Core Ideas, 2015, NetSciEd. Available Online: With: Cramer, C., Porter, M., Sayama, H., Sheetz, L.
Complex Networks VI: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2015. In Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 597. With Mangioni, G., Simini, F., Wang, D. (Eds.)
NetSci High: Bringing Network Science Research to High Schools. With Cramer, C., Sheetz, L., Sayama, H., Trunfio, P., Stanley, H.E. In Complex Networks VI: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2015.
COSEE OCEAN Inquiry Group Report: Opportunities for Creating Lifelong Ocean Science Literacy. Boston, MA: School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 2014.
Puntacana Ecological Foundation and the Scaling of Sustainable Tourism Development. Ecology and Society, Vol. 18 No. 4. Resilience Alliance. 2013.
Ripple Effects: Small-Scale Investigations Into the Sustainability of Ocean Science Education Networks. In Complex Networks, Studies in Computational Intelligence, 424. A. Evsukoff, M. Gonzlez, R. Menezes, Eds. Berlin: Springer Publishing Company. With R. Chen, C. Cramer, P. DiBona, and R. Faux. 2012