Ralph Bouquet is the NOVA Labs Outreach Coordinator and an advocate for the use of inquiry and games/interactives in STEM classrooms. NOVA Labs is a new digital platform from the producers of PBS’s NOVA that engages teens and lifelong learners in games, interactives, and videos that foster authentic scientific exploration. At NOVA, Ralph is responsible for working with educators and partner organizations to grow and support the NOVA Labs’ educational community through the creation of curricular resources, professional development opportunities, and collaboration with educators.
Before NOVA, Ralph taught high school biology and chemistry in Philadelphia with Teach For America and later developed web and mobile apps with the Canary Calendar team as a co-founder. Ralph received his B.A. from Harvard University, and studied secondary science methods and urban education while completing his M.Ed. at UPenn. In his role at NOVA, Ralph combines his experience as a science educator and tech startup co-founder to help design the educational framework for the NOVA Labs games and interactives and to find creative ways to reach new audiences.