STEM education


Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Puerto Rico | Subjects:

Ada Monzón is the WAPA-TV chief meteorologist for Noticentro al Amanecer, Univision Radio (WKAQ 580 am) and the Noticel digital platform. She is the first woman in Puerto Rico to be named a fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Additionally, she is the founder and president of EcoExploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to advance his research interests, which involve applying advanced mathematical principles to the social sciences. Su has a passion for popularizing mathematics.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Virginia | Subjects: ,

Anna Maria Chávez is the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). She is an expert on women’s leadership, youth development, and public policy. She serves on the board of the SCAN Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving eldercare. Chávez also created the Ban Bossy campaign to encourage young girls to lead.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Maine | Subjects:

Adriana Salerno is an associate professor of mathematics and department chair at Bates College. Her research concentrates on number theory, in particular the intersections of number theory with geometry, physics and cryptography. She blogs at inclusion/exclusion, which covers diversity, equity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects:

Shaundra “Shani” B Daily is an associate professor of practice in electrical and computer engineering and computer science at Duke University. Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies, programs, and curricula to support diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM fields.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects:

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is executive director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on marginalized student populations in marginalized institutional contexts, particularly how underrepresented and underserved students navigate open systems of admissions to further education and/or gainful employment.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Utah | Subjects: , ,

Nalini Nadkarni is a professor of biology at the University of Utah. Her forest ecology research focuses on how biodiversity, forests and the stability of world climate interact, with an emphasis on the forest canopy. Her field sites are in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: ,

Ainissa Ramirez is a science evangelist. Her latest book is The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, which looks at eight inventions and how they shaped human experience. She also wrote Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists and co-authored Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , ,

Freeman Hrabowski has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 1992. In 2012 President Obama named him to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and his leadership has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Time and The Washington Post.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Victor McCrary is vice president for research and graduate programs at the University of the District of Columbia, an HBCU and the only public university located in Washington, D.C. He is vice chair of the National Science Board. McCrary’s background is in physical chemistry and technology.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Amir Muhsin Abo-Shaeer is an American teacher and mechanical engineer. In 2001, during his first year of teaching, he established the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) on the Dos Pueblos High School campus. In addition to being the director of the DPEA, he teaches physics, engineering, robotics, machining and manufacturing.