Rik Panganiban
senior manager of digital learning
California Academy of Sciences

Rik Panganiban is the Senior Manager of Digital Learning at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Which means he and his team of geeky educators help teens create fun and engaging video games, videos, and social media campaigns about different science and sustainability topics. Rik has a background in virtual worlds, video production, and youth development. His interest in STEM goes back to his parents getting him a “101 Science Experiments” kits when he was 10 that probably aren’t legal to own anymore. He blogs about his work as a science / tech educator at, and co-hosts “Object Oriented,” a monthly podcast on digital learning in museums.