Stuart J. Birnbaum
Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Science
University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Birnbaum received his B.S. degree in Geology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Ph.D. in Geology from Cambridge University, England where he studied non-marine carbonate and evaporate deposits in northern Spain. He has conducted fieldwork in South America, Africa, Europe, and North America. Dr. Birnbaum has served as Chair of the University Core Curriculum Committee to develop a University-wide core curriculum and is active in K-16 education initiatives. Dr. Birnbaum has had numerous NSF grants to help foster educational opportunities for students in the STEM areas and is currently a co-PI on a NSF Noyce grant and is the science advisor for the Gates Foundation supported “Early College High School” program at UTSA. Dr. Birnbaum was part of the PKAL – China delegation in 2005 where he taught an introductory geology class to Chinese students and is the executive director for the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair.