Dr. Richard Hudson is the Director of Science Production at TPT-Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minnesota. He oversees TPT’s science productions for both adults and children. Current projects include the series DragonflyTV, now premiering its seventh season with a special set of programs on nanotechnology. A new science series for girls called SciGirls begins production in 2009; and The Quest to See Infinity, a NOVA on the history of telescope for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009 is currently in production for broadcast in April.
He is also Executive Producer of a new series based on Make magazine ’ Make: television. For Nova, he recently oversaw the production Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, with Meridian and Windfall Productions. He was Executive Producer of the PBS science series, Newton’s Apple, and directed the creation of a range of science-learning products, including interactive software, science kits, educator’s guides and web sites. He is a media advisor to the new Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), an NSF initiative to strengthen the network of producers of science television and build connections to other informal science education organizations.