The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Matthew A. Cannady provides leadership and support across projects within the Research Group. His work aims to explore the dispositions, practices, and knowledge that position youth for future success in science learning and to highlight ways that science can be marshaled for community advocacy. His work spans formal and informal settings to support equity and inclusion in STEM learning. Prior to coming to the Hall, he evaluated several formal and informal educational initiatives, including elementary engineering programs, pre-algebra curriculum and professional development of history teachers. He taught physics to high school students for several years after earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Santa Clara University and before he received his doctorate in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from Boston College.