Stephen Meyers is a Vilas Distinguished Professor at UW-Madison, where he investigates climate change and Earth history, and teaches geoscience. He established tadada Scientific Lab – which explores new approaches for inspiring scientific literacy and cultivating emotional connections to science – and leads international programs for advanced geoscience education.
Meyers received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Antioch College (1996), followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology at Northwestern University (1999, 2003). He subsequently served as a Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow at Yale University (2003-2005). Stephen has held professorships at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2006-2009), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010-present). He is the recipient of the Outstanding Paper of 2001 Award from the Journal of Sedimentary Research, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award (Northwestern University), the 2016 James Lee Wilson Award in recognition of "Excellence in Sedimentary Geology by a Young Scientist" (SEPM), a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship (UW-Madison), numerous teaching awards, and has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America.