Joshua Sneideman

Fellowship Placement: Department of Energy
Cohort: 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

Joshua Sneideman is a 10-year middle school mathematics and science teacher.  He taught in Boston, Massachusetts, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and California before his time as an Einstein Education Fellow from 2013-2015.  Josh served two terms in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  His time at the U.S. Department of Energy included a number of significant achievements where his task was to improve awareness and resources for energy education, specifically the Energy Literacy Framework.
While at the U.S. Department of Energy, Josh:

  • Wrote a Ted-Ed Video “Guide to the Energy of the Earth” supporting the Energy Literacy Principles which has hundreds of thousands of views:
  • Executive produced the Energy Literacy Video Series:
  • Led a team that translated the Energy Literacy Framework into Spanish:
  • Planned and moderated a panel with President Obama’s science advisor Dr. John Holdren, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and students from around the country to discuss climate change.
  • Appointed as a Minorities in Energy Champion by Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz.
  • Led the team designing “Energy on the Sphere” for NOAA Science on a Sphere, which subsequently was announced by NOAA’s administrator at the White House.

Josh’s time as a fellow also included significant professional accomplishments:

  • He published two bestselling books and Amazon #1 hot new releases:  Climate Change: Discover How it Impacts Spaceship Earth and Renewable Energy Discover the Fuel of the Future.  Led a group of fellows in writing the STEM curriculum for the Baltimore Orioles – Bird on a STEM: