Tandon School of Engineering, New York University
Vikram Kapila, a Mechanical Engineering professor at New York University, directs the NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Site, as well as a GK-12 Fellows and DR K-12 project. His education and mentoring activities have led to the integration of engineering concepts in science and math classrooms at dozens of New York City public schools.
At the Forum, I can offer experience of teacher professional development in mechatronics, robotics, and entrepreneurship.
At the Forum, I am looking for innovative methods for STEM workforce development.
Twin Cities Public Television
Rita Karl is director of STEM Media and Education for Twin Cities Public Television/SciGirls. She was formerly the director of Education at Challenger Center for Space Science Education, director of USAID’s award-winning Ed Tech in Schools/Egypt and manager of NASA’s award-winning Aerospace Scholars program.
At the Forum, I can offer research-based strategies and resources for engaging girls in STEM.
At the Forum, I am looking for culturally responsive strategies for engaging underserved students in STEM.
Aimee Kennedy is Battelle’s vice president of Education, reporting to President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth. She was the principal/CEO at Metro Early College High School. She led the launch of the Metro Institute of Technology in 2015. She manages STEM Networks in Ohio, Tennessee, and the national STEMx network.
At the Forum, I can offer expertise designing and leading inclusive STEM schools and STEM networks.
At the Forum, I am looking for promising practices to promote STEM learning.
CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University
At the Forum, I can offer news on Michigan State University (MSU) projects developing 3-D learning aligned with the National Research Council Framework.
At the Forum, I am looking for what others are doing to promote STEM in K-16.
University of Washington
Richard E. Ladner is a professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He is the principal investigator for the NSF-funded projects AccessComputing and AccessCS10k, both of which have the goal of increasing participation and success of students with disabilities in computing fields.
At the Forum, I can offer my expertise on including students with disabilities in STEM.
At the Forum, I am looking for partners in improving access to STEM fields.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lange has been teaching deaf students in applied computer technology at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf for over 25 years. She is the director of DeafTEC, an NSF Advanced Technological Education National Center which has the goal of increasing the number of deaf STEM technicians.
At the Forum, I can offer resources for providing greater access to STEM education for deaf students.
At the Forum, I am looking for ways to disseminate our work and learn about trends in STEM education.