Science teacher Ryan Sensenig has raised awareness of environmental issues with the many science projects he has developed at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg. In his "Coast to Coast '98" project, Mr. Sensenig and his students researched water-related data in 15 national parks and published their findings online. To inform citizens about land-use practices that affect Chesapeake Bay, he began "It's Everybody's Bay Watershed Project," which invites schools to adopt and monitor a stream, and submit weekly data to a Web-based database. He has discussed these programs on such national media outlets as CNN and USA Today. Mr. Sensenig has also developed modules to teach the geology and ecology of Shenandoah National Park.
1992 Eastern Mennonite University, B.A.
1998 James Madison University, CT
2007 University of California Davis, Ph.D.