Todd Ensign

NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center, Program Manager
NASA IV&V Facility Educator Resource Center, 100 University Dr., Fairmont, WV 26554
B.S. Northern Arizona University
M.Ed. Northern Arizona University
Ed.D. West Virginia University

Todd Ensign served as an adjunct instructor of Geoscience Education beginning in 2004, and was hired as an Education Specialist for NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility Educator Resource Center in 2005.  He earned a B.S.Ed. in Earth Science Education and a M.Ed. in Technology Education at Northern Arizona University and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University.  

In 2002 he worked as the Science and Technology Lead for The Edventure Group in Morgantown training teachers statewide in a range of technology and Earth science programs.  Today, he manages not only the Educator Resource Center, but also the NASA IV&V Robotics Alliance Project, a role that has greatly expanded in the past 6 years to include 11 unique competitions engaging students from kindergarten through the university level in authentic STEM challenges. He is also the President of the WV Rocketry Association which he founded to increase participation in student rocket competitions.  His most rewarding work is bringing STEM opportunities to disadvantaged students across our state through initiatives with the WV Department of Education's Institutional Schools and the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind. 

When not at a workshop or robotics tournament, he enjoys trail running, kayaking, and rock climbing all over West Virginia.

What do you like best about teaching at Fairmont State: 

Teaching for Fairmont State gives me the ability to impact tens of thousands of West Virginia Students each year through our trainings, classroom kits, and robotics competition programs.