Amin Tejpar is a passionate advocate for the public understanding of science, innovation, and technology with a strong commitment to promoting science education in the MENA region. As educator and speaker, his work addresses the integration of science, technology and society with a focus on innovation in the Arab and wider Muslim world. Amin is currently pursuing a PhD, exploring the relationship between culture and technology in the GCC. He is graduate of Columbia University’s Teachers College and has a background in science education, molecular biology, and science & society studies.
As educator, he has created programs in environmental science, life sciences, and molecular biology to explore global issues around biotechnology and sustainable technologies. At Zayed University, he helped develop Iktashif (DISCOVERY), a core curriculum that aims to cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills and inspire interest in science and technology in the United Arab Emirates. A proponent of historical and cultural approaches to science education, he has served as content specialist for a book, lecture series, and film on the history of science and technology in Arabic societies.
Amin has collaborated with educators at Columbia University, Cornell University, Université de Montréal, University of Toronto, as well as non-profits in USA, Canada, Egypt, and UAE to develop and implement science, youth, and community education programmes. As consultant on the scientific heritage of the Islamic world, Amin has worked with National Geographic (Washington, D.C), and collaborated with GAPC (Ottawa, Canada) to develop media resources that investigate the production of science and technology in Muslim societies from the 8th to 16th centuries.