5 Things We want to Know

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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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5 Things We Want To Know – Jeremy Babendure
December 17, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D., is the Executive Director, Arizona SciTech Festival & Arizona Technology Council Foundation He’s also an Assistant Research Professor at the ASU School of Molecular Sciences. Jeremy works to develop the Chief Science Officers program, which engages youth in STEM education and personal growth opportunities. Jeremy was recently selected to participate in LEAD STEM, a leadership development program […]

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5 Things We Want to Know – Chief Science Officer
December 17, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Chief Science Officer Dana is a senior at Sandra Day O’Connor High School.   What is your favorite class in school? I feel I enjoyed my Honors Chemistry class the most. I had only touched on basic chemistry in middle school, but being able to dive into the subject more deeply and with greater rigor was especially rewarding for me. […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
November 3, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Kristen Kibblehouse is the STEM Events Coordinator for the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network. Read about the fantastic Teacher-in-Residence program and other efforts of the Network here. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? In college, I majored in marine science with a concentration in shark research and conservation. I quickly learned that everything in my degree […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
October 12, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Kathleen Schofield is Program Director at the STEM2 Hub in Northeast Florida and was recently selected to participate in the national LEAD STEM program. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? I was drawn to the STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math) because STEM touches just about every aspect of the world we live in. I saw that […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
September 8, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Scott Fry is Coordinator of the Mayes County STEM Alliance and Director of Workforce Development for the MidAmerica Industrial Park, located in Oklahoma. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? I used to work in the glass manufacturing industry as an electronics specialist. I transitioned into education, working at Oklahoma State University – Institute of Technology (OSUIT), […]

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