Meet George

george-wolfe-320x213George Wolfe comes to Terra with 40+ years of teaching, curriculum writing, and leadership experience. His teaching career started in Zaire, Africa where he taught Biology, Chemistry, Political Economics and Physical Education in the Peace Corps. Since then, he has taught in the Western NY region, spending 20 years in the Rochester City School District. In 2005, George moved to Loudoun County, Virginia where he was the founder and director of the Loudoun County Academy of Science.

In 2006 while working with the Cornell Institute of Physics teachers at Hwa Chong
Institution in Singapore, George approached the Hwa Chong administration with an idea
to have student-researchers collaborate in collaboratively designed research projects.
This program, unique worldwide, has been so successful that it was highlighted in
a Nature Article in 2015. In 2012, another collaborative research program was created
with Daegu Science High School in Daegu, South Korea.

Besides his teaching career, Mr. Wolfe has also been an Emmy winning television host,
fielding live questions for the PBS/WXXI production of Homework Hotline as well as
writing and performing in “Football Physics” segments for the Buffalo Bills and the
Discover Channel.

His contributions to education have been extensive, serving on multiple advisory boards
including the Cornell Institute of Physics Teachers, the Cornell Institute of Biology
Teachers and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics SportSmarts curriculum
project. He has authored several publications including “The Nasonia Project”, a lab
series built around the genetics and behaviors of a parasitic wasp, as well as
“Thinkwell’s Biology”, a CD lecture series used in freshman biology courses in many
colleges and high schools throughout the U.S.

He has received numerous awards throughout his teaching career including the NSTA
Presidential Excellence Award, The National Association of Biology Teachers
Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for New York State, The Shell Award for
Outstanding Science Educator, and was inducted into the National Teaching Hall of
Fame in 2005.