Critical Minds' founder, Joseph Estevez (Joe), is an active science teacher. Joe is passionate about assisting students and motivating them to be excellent. He has little tolerance for the 'status quo' and is ready to change the direction of secondary science education in the United States one student at a time. 

    Joe encourages those who pursue original research under his direction to focus on their passions. Students will end up dedicating a large portion of their free time to pursuing excellence in this endeavor. If the student wasn't passionate about what they were doing, the experience can become destructive rather than constructive. 

     Throughout Joe's career as a science educator, it has become obvious to him that Science Research could be conducted by students of all ability levels, however some of the best had one thing in common. The great ones were those who were wired with a critical mind