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5 Things We Want to Know – Bob Abrams
August 8, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Bob Abrams is Co-Leader of Indiana STEM Network and recently released a study revealing strategies to better connect in-school and out-of-school learning. 1. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? Shortly after joining the regional Indiana workforce development initiative, an Indiana University professor of Math Education explained to me that the key to preparing future employees in […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Alyssa Briggs
May 30, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Alyssa Briggs is the newly appointed Director of STEM Learning Ecosystems and Global Community of Practice 1. What’s your background? I spent the first part of my career as an investigative reporter. I was drawn to journalism because I believe that the media plays a critically important role in society and democracy. I worked on stories that I believe had […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Debbi Stone
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Debbi Stone is Vice President of Education at the Florida Aquarium and part of the Tampa Bay STEM Network In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Debbi’s insights and profile follow. Your Audiences: Do You Have THEIR Voices? When […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Eric Meyer
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Eric Meyer is Assistant Director of Education at the Fleet Science Center and part of the San Diego Ecosystem In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Eric’s insights and profile follow. The combination of the U.S. News STEM Solutions […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Natasha Smith-Walker
April 25, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Natasha Smith-Walker is the Executive Director, Project Exploration, in the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative. In addition to the standard profiles of STEM leaders, this month we also asked for a summary of thoughts on the Spring 2018 national STEM Learning Ecosystems convening. Natasha’s insights and profile follow. At the Community of Practice Convening, one session, The Power of Partnerships: An […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Judd R. Pittman
March 16, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Judd Pittman is Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM, Pennsylvania Department of Education. What’s your background? I took a meandering pathway. B.S. Juniata College in Ecology, M.S. Virginia Tech in Forest Ecology, M.ED. Eastern University in Multi-Cultural Education. Eight years as a public school science teacher in Harrisburg City School District, three years as an Educational Consultant […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Sherita Haigler
February 20, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Sherita Haigler is the Director of the St. Louis Regional STEM Learning Ecosystem. Official job title: Catalyst! Learn more about the work of STEMSTL here. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? At this stage in my life and career, I wanted to do something meaningful that would have an impact in my community. What a better […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Jan Morrison
January 22, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Jan Morrison, Co-Designer and Director of STEM Learning Ecosystems and Founder and President of Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) What’s your background? I was born into STEM—both parents were hot shot STEMists. My favorite teacher was Ms. Amodae, a fireball biology teacher. I taught STEM subjects for 35 years in various locations throughout the country. I founded the […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Gerald Solomon
January 22, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Gerald Solomon is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative and serves as the Executive Director for the Samueli Foundation. What’s your background? My first professional career: I was a lawyer for almost 20 years in San Diego, CA. The driver for me to become a lawyer was participating in protests in the late 60s and early 70s […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Ron Ottinger
January 22, 2018 · 5 Things We want to Know

Ron Ottinger is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative. He is also the Executive Director of STEM Next.  What’s your background? Making a difference for low-income kids and their families has been a thread that has knitted together all the positions I have had throughout my career. For the past nine years, I led the Noyce Foundation, which […]

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