Eugene Cordero

Green Ninja

Eugene Cordero is a scientist with a deep love for data and numbers, a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, and a background at NASA, and most importantly, an incredibly inspiring passion for catalyzing environmental solutions through education. As a professor at San José State University, he led a research team funded by NASA and the NSF, revealing how students yield significant improvements in engagement and achievement when provided the opportunity to make a difference in real-world problems. Mobilized by his findings, Eugene created Green Ninja, an innovative, project-based middle school science curriculum that cultivates environmental literacy and leadership.