Lead Educators

Steve Althorpe

Steve Althorpe

Steve chose Physics, Chemistry and Maths at A level before studying Chemistry at university. Steve is now a Physical Science specialist at Robert Smyth Academy. Steve was selected to present Teacher Masterclasses at NASA's Space Exploration Educators Conference at Johnson Space Centre in Texas in 2009

At work...
Steve spent 10 years as head of science in large 14-19 comprehensive schools. Steve teaches both Physics and Chemistry.

Steve and Judith developed the PPG Chemistry Education project masterclass.

Break time...
I have painted a giant Ichihara test image of a flammable symbol in my living room.

We asked Steve...

Given the chance, would you go to space?
As long as I get back in time to feed the cats.

What's the best thing about science?
You never know how things will turn out - it's always a surprise.

What's the best thing about working at the National Space Academy?
The team.