Jeffrey C. Estes
Office of Science & Engineering Education, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Jeffrey Estes is the Division Director, Science & Engineering Education, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory that is proudly operated by Battelle Memorial Institute. PNNL’s mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation.
Science & Engineering Education at PNNL brings to bear the resources of a DOE National Laboratory to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; recruit and prepare a talented workforce; and keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation.
Estes is responsible for strategy execution and evaluation of the Laboratory’s efforts to 1) strengthen and advance STEM education in Washington State, 2) improve the Laboratory’s work-based learning and outreach efforts, 3) deliver against the workforce development expectations of the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Science and 4) connect PNNL to regional and national STEM education initiatives that are part of an emerging effort by Battelle-affiliated laboratories to catalyze sustainable improvements in STEM education.
Science & Engineering Education initiatives at PNNL plant the seeds of wonder, inquiry, problem solving and critical thinking; cultivate rich learning environments that catalyze improvements in STEM education; and harvest the next generation of scientists and engineers through intern and fellowship programs.