The Education Keynote Speaker Audiences Never Forget

Steve Spangler by the Numbers

He’s a bestselling author, STEM educator and business leader branded by TIME Magazine as one of their “most influential people of the year” because of his passion to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

With more than 2,100 television appearances and multiple Emmy awards to his credit, Steve Spangler understands the power of using television to make learning science fun.

Steve’s catalog of videos featured on social media has more than 1.5 billion views, and parents and educators widely use his books and online experiments to increase student engagement and inspire young scientists to learn more about STEM-based careers.

Nationally known as a teacher’s teacher, Steve travels extensively, working with educators at all levels in ways to make learning more connected and engaging in the 21st-century classroom. Steve’s in-person and virtual professional development workshops focus on inquiry-based learning that highlights best practices for classroom teachers with research-guided strategies for purpose-driven engagement.

But Steve Spangler feels most at home when he’s on stage sharing insights and creating those amazing experiences audiences remember for a lifetime. Steve brings over 30 years of experience (6,500+ presentations) to the platform every time he speaks.

In July 2010, members of the National Speakers Association inducted Steve into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame. He is among an elite group of only 242 professional speakers in the world to receive this honor.

In 2022, Spangler joined the faculty at High Point University (High Point, North Carolina) as the STEM Educator in Residence. Steve works with students and faculty to create transformational experiences that inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

For the past three years, Steve Spangler has been honored to be included in the Global Gurus Top 30 in Education. This achievement recognizes Steve’s passion for finding the most creative ways to inspire students and educators worldwide.

Whether you’re looking for an amazing keynote speaker to kick-off your event, teacher training and professional development opportunities to help you become a more effective STEM educator, or personalized consulting and coaching, Steve Spangler can help you create your own transformational experiences in business and education.

A Few Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Steve Spangler

  • Steve has worked as a STEM influencer for top brands including Mentos, Arm & Hammer, P&G (Febreeze), National Geographic, Alka-Seltzer, Lands’ End, Google, Dial, Sonic, Oxiclean, CITGO and more.
  • Steve has over 2,100 TV appearances under his belt since 1991. 
  • Spangler’s science videos on social media have over 1.5 billion views and 3.9 million subscribers to his channels including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and his three Youtube channels – SICK Science, the Spangler Effect and Spangler Science TV.
  • Steve has over 6,500 live presentations to his credit including school assemblies, keynotes, professional development workshops and summer institutes.
  • Steve serves as the STEM Educator in Residence at High Point University in North Carolina.
  • Steve received 3 Daytime Emmy nominations for his work as host of the nationally syndicated series DIY Sci and he’s the winner of a 2018 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor 
  • Steve started on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007 and has made 27 appearances to date. 
  • Spangler was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in 2010. 
  • Spangler holds a Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. 
  • Parents everywhere blame Steve for the Diet Coke stains on their kitchen ceilings. Watch on YouTube
  • Steve is the creator of over 350 science toys and educational kits. 
  • YouTube funded 60 episodes of The Spangler Effect as part of their original content series
  • Steve received an Emmy for his work as host of News of Kids on NBC in 1997 and a second Emmy in 2010 for his Science Day television special. 
  • SONIC and Del Taco asked Steve to create the cool toy surprises in their kids’ meals.
  • Steve started his career in education as an elementary science teacher.
  • Steve grew up in a family of professional magicians. His classical training in sleight-of-hand and stage magic inspired him to pursue his passion for science and teaching.

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DIY SCI Television Series

Steve Spangler’s Do-It-Yourself Science Show Nominated for Best Family Viewing Series

Steve Spangler is the host of the nationally syndicated television series DIY Sci where viewers learn how to use do-it-yourself experiments to amaze friends. The weekly series features jaw-dropping science experiments viewers can do at home using easy to find materials that are guaranteed to create moments of wonder, discovery and exploration. DIY Sci is part of a 3-hour E/I (Educational and Informational) syndication block called Xploration Station created by Steve Rotfeld Productions (SRP).

In addition to the FOX Station Group, Xploration Station airs on Tribune’s FOX affiliates, and Sinclair’s FOX affiliates. These groups, plus others, combine to deliver Xploration Station in over 90% of the country reaching 100 million people in 2016/2017. DIY Sci is also being distributed on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Check here to find where DIY Sci airs near you.

One of YouTube’s Original Content Creators

The Original Mentos + Diet Coke Video

Steve Spangler’s now-famous Mentos Geyser Experiment became one of the first viral videos on YouTube, teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting soda geyser. Since then, Steve’s catalog of YouTube videos has grown to over 1,800 with 550 million views and 1.2 million subscribers to his channels. Recently, YouTube’s top executives chose Steve as one of YouTube’s 100 Original Content Providers. His show, The Spangler Effectteaches viewers how to conduct the coolest science activities using simple items found around the house.

Spangler’s most visible online project to date is called SICK Science – science experiments presented in a short video format that challenges the viewer to figure out the science behind the wow moment. Spangler’s minimalist approach was the first of its kind to showcase a style that focused the viewer on the real science instead of a personality presenting science. The SICK Science brand and style of engagement has come to define Steve’s ability to connect with a wide range of audience demographics.

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Steve Spangler - STEM Educator

Education Speaker | STEM Expert

Steve Spangler brings charisma, energy and innovative ideas to the education profession. Nationally known as a teacher’s teacher, Steve travels extensively training teachers in ways to make learning more connected and engaging in the 21st century classroom. Steve’s in-person and virtual professional development workshops focus on inquiry-based learning that highlight best practices for classroom teachers with research-guided strategies for purpose-driven engagement.

Spangler speaks regularly to educators and administrators at regional and national association meetings and over 100 private events annually. He challenges today’s educational leadership to provide professional development that gives teachers the skills needed to build connections that engage and inspire students to think differently and solve problems using a new level of creativity.

Who Should Hear Steve Spangler?

Teachers from all walks of life love Steve Spangler and his passion for education. His message about the importance of creating experiences that connect and engage resonates with anyone connected to education. Steve is a popular speaker at state and national education conferences, association meetings, school district events, administrator retreats, STEM conferences and any other event where participants are focused on engaging and connecting at the highest level. If you’re looking for the perfect way to welcome back your staff at the beginning of the school year, Steve Spangler should be at the top of your list.

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