If you’ve seen a Science Theater show at Creative Discovery Museum, you’ve probably seen Lucien Scott, Assistant Manager for Youth Programs and Science, doing mesmerizing experiments and inspiring a new generation of budding scientists.
What you might not know, though, is that Lucien is an avid kayaker and loves all things outdoors. He recently sat down to answer a few questions about healthy living including his training for an upcoming IRONMAN competition in 2016. Continue reading →
Dr. Wayne Robinson serves as Biofuels Coordinator for Creative Discovery Museum. He develops and implements biofuels education activities for students, families and teachers, and works closely with the BioEnergy Science Center.
Name: Dr. Wayne Robinson
Position: Biofuels Coordinator
Hometown: Rising Fawn, Georgia
How long have you been with CDM? 13-months
What do you love most about CDM? The Museum staff is very diverse, but everyone here is kind, caring, friendly, respectful and professional!
What do you find most interesting about your job? The variety and scope of the work. The Department of Energy grant that I work with involves high-level scientific research that will have a long-lasting impact on our country’s energy policies.
First museum ever visited? The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Fun Fact? My wife, son and I live on a farm that my grandparents purchased over 50-years ago. We raise Black Angus cattle on “Chestnut Hill Farm.” Our goal is to pass it down from generation to generation, as a lasting legacy to my grandparents.
Favorite book as a child? Three Billy Goats Gruff
Tell us a little about yourself: I have been happily married to my high-school sweetheart, Pam, for over 35 years. We have a wonderful son, Brad, who is 22 years old. We are very involved in our church, First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, where I serve as a Sunday School teacher and the Sunday School Director.
My two main hobbies are farming and travel. I have traveled to Russia five times, hiked Mt. St. Helens and have been to Hawaii. My wife, son and I also enjoy cruising the Caribbean.
I worked at Combustion Engineering as a nuclear inspector until the Three Mile Island incident. I changed careers and began working with the Walker County School District. During my 30-year tenure, I was in charge of Science, Technology, Information Services, Gifted Education and Media Services. I also served as the Director of the Walker County Science and Technology Center for 27 years.
I have a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education, and an Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Science Education. I have served as the President of the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium, and have been named an Apple Distinguished Educator and a ComputerWorld Laureate.
I have been involved in the rebuilding of the new planetarium in Walker County, as well as the Global Thinking, Eco-Connections, Lunar Observatory, BugMobile and Space Shuttle Projects.
Favorite Motto: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Life is an adventure, not a guided tour.”