About the Author



Hello! I'm Matthew Schroyer.

As a web developer with a background in journalism, I bring a uniquely analytical mindset to the challenge of creating intuitive, exciting data applications.

At Exaptive, my team partnered with neuroscientists to illuminate hidden connections in heaps of metadata, by creating interactive visualizations and tools to manage information in cutting-edge brain science research. I also contributed to the company's project of building digital cities for innovators to share data and applications, using the React framework.

Some of my independent "moonshot" projects include building internet-connected environmental sensors deployed to India and Mongolia, photogrammetry projects in China, and speaking engagements at SXSW, IEEE ISTAS, and other conferences around the globe. I've been a source of information on emerging technologies for many news outlets and media organizations, including The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Slate, Newsweek, Poynter, The Daily Beast, several NPR affiliate stations, and the science journal Nature.

email: mschroyer@gmail.com
twitter: @MattSchroyer

 IN THE MEDIA
PAPER CITATIONS

CONFERENCES
  • Mills, J., Schroyer, M., Waite, M. (2018). Sensor and drone journalism: how, why and when to use them. Panel presentation at the UK Conference of Science Journalists, London, UK.
  • Culver, K., Schary, A., Schroyer, M. (2017) Watching the Watchmen: Drone Journalism Ethics. Panel presentation at South By Southwest, Austin, TX. 
  • Schroyer, M. (214). Pardon Our Dust: Bringing Air Quality Sensors and Data to the People Through Fab Labs. Presented at the first O'Reilly Solid Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Schroyer, M. (2014). O uso de drones na sociedade. A 7a edição do Fórum Internacional de TI Banrisul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • Schroyer, M., Abd-El-Khalick, F., Martin, A. (2014) A Longitudinal, District-Wide, Social Network Analysis of the Impact of Science Teacher Leaders. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Haythornthwaite, C., Gao, W., Abd-El-Khalick, F., Schroyer, M. & Martin, A. (2014). Networks of change: Learning from peers about science teaching. Paper presented at the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI.
  • Pitt, F., Parvaz, D., Tahir, M., Corcoran, M., Schroyer, M., Dewar, M., Syed, N. (Oct. 12, 2013). Design A Drone Journalism Mission. Working group at the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, New York, NY.
  • Schroyer, M. (2013). sUAS Opportunities in Research, New Media, and Public Outreach. Presented at the first annual Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, San Francisco, CA.
  • Schroyer, M. (2013). Drone Journalism. Presented at UAVs Pros-Cons, Toronto, Canada.
  • Schroyer, M. (2013). Drones for Good. Presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Toronto, Canada. 
  • Abd El Khalick, F., Schroyer, M., Martin, A., Haythornthwaite, C. (2013). Effecting ‘Reform’ through Transformations in District-Wide Science Teacher Learning Networks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
  • North, M. Schroyer, M. (2013). Re-Imagining Toys: Merging the Physical & Digital. Presentation at South by Southwest, Austin, TX.
  • Abd El Khalick, F., Schroyer, M., Martin, A., Haythornthwaite, C. (2013). Monitoring Transformations in District-Wide Teacher Learning Networks through Social Network Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership. Washington, D.C.
  • Abd-El-Khalick, F., Haythornthwaite, C., Martin, A., Schroyer, M., Phelps, K. (2012). Characterizing district-wide teachers’ science learning networks: silos and barriers to change and innovation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Abd-El-Khalick, F., Frericks, C., Haythornthwaite, C., Schroyer, M., Price, R., Martin, A., Bergandine, D. (2012). Understanding Barriers to Change and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning: Silos and District-wide Teacher Learning Networks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership. Washington, D.C.
  •  Abd-El-Khalick, F., Price, R., Martin, A., Schroyer, M., Bergandine, D. (2012) Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching and learning. Poster presented to the annual National Science Foundation MSP Learning Network Conference, Washington, D.C.
EDUCATION
  • M.S., Journalism. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2011.
  • B.S., Mass Communications (specialization in print and electronic media). Minor in creative writing. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2008.
  • [Additional undergraduate education in mechanical engineering, including courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Programming, Dynamics, Physics, Statics, Statistics]
AWARDS
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence, Online News Reporting, National Winner, 2010
  • Illinois College Press Association, second-place award for in-depth reporting, 2008
  • St. Louis Newspaper Guild Award, 2008
  • St. Louis Press Club Award, 2007
SEMESTERS RANKED EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR BY STUDENTS
  • Fall 2010: JOUR200, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign