Projects in Motion
World Learning & STEM Hub Egypt Consulting and Collaboration
It's been an exciting honor to work with World Learning and The STEM Hub Egypt to design online (and future in-person) integrated STEM experiences for Egyptian youth. We co-developed courses on coding, electronics, Arduino, and graphics design, and developed integrated-STEM facilitator support and planning structures. Just look at what the kids accomplished with thoughtful plans and dedicated leadership!
IceCube Upward Bound 2020 Course Planning & online Camp
Since 2009, I've had the privilege of working with Upward Bound students from St. Paul, MN almost every summer through a partnership between the IceCube Neutrino Telescope, Univ. of WI - River Falls, and Upward Bound. This year, we taught students the foundations of computational thinking while they learned to code a personal expression of their experiences in 2020 and hopes for 2021.
Bioengineering as a Vehicle to Increase the Entrepreneurial Mindset (Chapter)
Solicited by Scribner and Co-authored with Dr. Lisa Bosman, this chapter introduces readers to bioengineering and bio-inspired design as a way to increase the entrepreneurial mindset through integrated STEAM education. Not published yet, but I'll be sure to update when it is!
Computational thinking and Coding
How can we help students engage in coding and also learn the underlying skills that support computational thinking in all syntaxes and disciplines? Dr. Magesh Chandramouli (Purdue Northwest) are exploring these questions together using interactive web-based virtual reality and problem-based learning principles. Please ask for more info if you'd like to try our 10-day module with your students.
Through the Knowles Teacher Initiative, I currently support Fairfax County Public School's Global STEM Challenges Program based on the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. The curriculum teaches Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-calculus, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, in combination with engineering design and technology over three years of high school. I've provided professional development and curriculum support since 2017.
IceCube at the south pole
I was an alternate to be the 2019 PolarTREC teacher-liaison to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. This would have been my second visit to the Pole with IceCube. Keeping my hopes up for the future!
WArd 1 ed council
I serve on the Washington, D.C. Ward 1 Education Council and recently led the Ward 1 Ed. Council logo creation effort.
I served on the Antarctic Research Consortium of the United States' (ARCUS) Education Committee assisting ARCUS with identifying and funding significant Arctic and Antarctic-related educational opportunities.
Hiking, cooking, painting, sewing, working out. I am busy with 10-mile races, pirate jackets to sew, socks to darn, and mountains to climb with my husband Ross and my dog Molly.