Daniel Pimentel is a doctoral candidate in science education, learning sciences, and technology design at Stanford University. He also received a graduate certificate in science, technology, and society with a focus on data and society. His research explores how science education can promote public understanding of and engagement with science in an increasingly digital world. He studies teaching and learning about socioscientific issues, data and science media literacies, and the nature of science-in-society.

He received a B.S. in Biology and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Boston College where he was a Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar, Sharp Urban Teaching Scholar, and Science Educators for Urban Schools Fellow. Daniel earned an Advanced Certificate in Special Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Daniel taught middle school science and high school chemistry in Brooklyn, NY. Outside of research, he loves watching musicals, singing, meditating, traveling, and listening to audiobooks.

Honors & Awards

  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (2018)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) (2018 - Present)

Education & Certifications

  • Advanced Certificate, Relay Graduate School of Education, Special Education (2016)
  • M.Ed, Boston College, Secondary Education - Science (2014)
  • B.S., Boston College, Biology, minor in Music (2013)

Research Interests

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Data Sciences
  • Equity in Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Technology and Education

2021-22 Courses

All Publications

  • Science, misinformation, and the role of education. Science (New York, N.Y.) Osborne, J., Pimentel, D. 2022; 378 (6617): 246-248


    "Competent outsiders" must be able to evaluate the credibility of science-based arguments.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.abq8093

    View details for PubMedID 36264815

  • Taking data feminism to school: A synthesis and review of pre-collegiate data science education projects BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Lee, V. R., Pimentel, D. R., Bhargava, R., D'Ignazio, C. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1111/bjet.13251

    View details for Web of Science ID 000817736800001

  • Exploring the Promises and Perils of Integrated STEM Through Disciplinary Practices and Epistemologies SCIENCE & EDUCATION Reynante, B. M., Selbach-Allen, M. E., Pimentel, D. R. 2020