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Dr. Enrique (Henry) Suárez is committed to making science learning equitable for students and teachers, emphasizing the importance of knowing about the natural world through investigation. Drawing on a range of learning theories, Enrique works in partnership with K-12 schools and communities to make science learning more equitable for learners from historically underserved communities. Specifically, Enrique’s research focuses on designing learning environments that create opportunities for elementary-aged emerging multilingual students to leverage their conceptual resources and translanguaging practices for learning science. Moreover, Enrique’s work focuses on how to support pre- and in-service teachers identify and respond to students’ sense-making repertoires as intellectually generative in science. Enrique has extensive experience teaching elementary science methods courses, co-designing and co-facilitating professional development for K-12 science teachers, and developing physics-based K-12 curriculum. Enrique is an astrophysicist who did cosmology research for five years before choosing a career in K-5 science education.
Dr. Enrique (Henry) Suárez received his Ph.D. on Curriculum & Instruction - Science Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2017, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the College of Education at the University of Washington from 2017 through 2019. He also holds a B.S. in astrophysics from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in science education from Tufts University. Enrique is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow for the National Academy of Education & Spencer Foundation, and was a member of the Committee on Enhancing Science and Engineering in PK-5 from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. He grew up in Venezuela, and has lived in all continental time zones of the U.S.