Dr. Sorge is an assistant professor of STEM education research in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI as well as a faculty fellow at the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. He received is PhD from Purdue University in Technology focusing on STEM workforce development policy. His work in STEM education has encompassed research and evaluation in K-12 education, DBER, and adult education all with a focus on the development of a diverse and STEM literate workforce. Previously, Dr. Sorge ran the day-to-day operations for the Indiana STEM Resource Network (I-STEM), a consortium of institutions of higher education, not-for-profits, business and industry, and K-12 schools, hosted by Purdue University. While with I-STEM, he co-founded the Indiana Science Initiative (ISI), which provides over 50,000 Indiana K-8 students and their teachers access to high-quality, research and inquiry-based science lessons.