Leon Vanstone

Research Assoc
The University of Texas at Austin

Leon Vanstone (Ph.D.) serves on the board of the Dumpster Project (dumpsterproject.org), an educational initiative and living experiment that aims to turn a trash dumpster into a home as a learning platform for children and adults alike. Leon is also a Research Associate with the University of Texas at Austin Department of Aerospace Engineering where he works in physics and control of shock dominated flows; for want of a better two word explanation, Leon is a rocket scientist. Leon has a passion for communicating science: he has given several TEDx talks, had work featured by New Republic and the Huffington Post, and he currently volunteers as a science engagement coordinator for the Dumpster Project. Leon is also a member of the Austin Global Shapers and an agenda contributor for the World Economic Forum.

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