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Executive Producer Jim Metzner has produced more than 5,000 short-format radio programs since 1979, including the Pulse of the Planet and the Sounds of Science, winning many broadcasting and media awards. Visit Jim's web site.

Project Manager Megan Dzwonkowski worked for 9 years at Discovery Channel managing all aspects of the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge and is also a corporate special event planning consultant.

Science Advisor Robert Russell is a developmental psychologist who consults with media, museum, and community/youth organizations on the design of informal science learning projects.

Science Advisor Steve Jacobs worked for many years as the technical advisor for Mister Wizard.  He is the science writer for the cable television series Myth Busters.

Science Advisor Michael Templeton watches over the mathematics in Cyberchase, a daily half hour PBS TV series, and previously did the same for the science in The Magic School Bus TV series.


  • Jim Metzner, Executive Producer, Kids’ Science Challenge
  • Michael Templeton, Science Advisor, Pulse of the Planet, Kids' Science Challenge
  • Steve Jacobs, Science Advisor, Kids’ Science Challenge
  • Kenny Luna, middle school teacher, columnist for Discovery’s Tree Hugger
  • Dave Clark, elementary science teacher, producer, Faraday Studios


  • Susan Olshuff: Development
  • Valerie Knight-Williams: Evaluation
  • Marquita Takei: Graphic Designer
  • Spencer Weisbroth: Legal Counsel
  • Janet Baus: Video Editor
  • April Mach: Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • Anne Schreiber: Science writer and Content Consultant
  • Peter Levy: Content Consultant

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