Transforming science education through research-driven innovation

Molly Stuhlsatz


Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director for People and Culture, and Chair, Advocates Council

Molly Stuhlsatz is the Associate Director for People and Culture, Chair of the Advocate Council, and a Senior Research Scientist at BSCS Science Learning. 

As someone who has dedicated more than 20 years to BSCS, Molly is deeply committed to nurturing organizational culture. Her goal is to make BSCS the best workplace it can be–where people can collaborate, learn, and grow. She appreciates the leadership of her fellow advocates on the Advocate Council, who share her passion for BSCS’s people and culture. 

Molly has led countless research and evaluation projects throughout her career. She loves to think up new ways to investigate how science education interventions impact student and teacher outcomes. Molly enjoys working on problems of measurement and how we better assess student cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes in our research studies. She also loves to mentor and coach new researchers in finding their research identity. Currently, she serves as co-PI on multiple National Science Foundation studies, as well as an Education Innovation and Research project funded by the Department of Education.

Through her connections to the people and the work at BSCS, Molly is motivated to continue to lead the way in transforming science education and ultimately science, to include voices that have traditionally been excluded, and to inspire all teachers and students to consider how science intersects with their lives outside of school.   

Molly holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Sociology from the University of Colorado. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, knitting, and riding vintage Vespa and Lambretta motor scooters.