Our Team

Martha Cyr

Martha Cyr

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 233
Phone: +1-508-831-6709
mcyr@wpi.edu

Martha Cyr

  • Executive Director, STEM Education Center
  • Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Martha has been working with teachers on the integration of engineering in K-12 classrooms since 1995. In 2003 she joined WPI as the Director of K-12 Outreach, and then transitioned to her current position with the STEM Education Center in 2011.

She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (’82) from the University of New Hampshire. Her advanced degrees, M.S. (’87) and Ph.D. (’97) are both in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. In addition to her academic work, she worked as a Thermal Engineer for Data General for three years (’88-’91.)

Katie Elmes

Katie Elmes

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories
Phone: +1-508-831-5703
kaelmes@wpi.edu

Katie Elmes

  • Assistant Director of The STEM Education Center at WPI

Katie first became passionate about education and creating educational opportunities for all students during her time at Mount Holyoke College and has been involved in the field ever since. She has taught first grade in Mississippi, worked in college access with low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in an Upward Bound program, and has engaged in educational policy work in Massachusetts. In her role as the Assistant Director of the STEM Education Center, Katie works hard to bring her passion for closing to achievement gap together with STEM fields.

Mia Dubosarsky

Mia Dubosarsky

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 233
Phone: +1-508-831-5617
mdubosarsky@wpi.edu

Mia Dubosarsky

  • Director of Professional Development

Mia Dubosarsky is the Director of Professional Development. She develops and conducts STEM themed professional development for a variety of audiences: from preschool teachers to superintendents.

Prior to her work at the WPI, Mia was part of a team who worked to support teachers from a Native American Reservation in developing culturally based science and math activities. Mia also founded and managed a science enrichment enterprise to which she developed a two-year program comprised of science stories, games and experiments. She was appointed by the Israeli Ministry of Education to design the science program for an Art & Science center for elementary school children. She also currently teaches at Lesley University.

Mia received a BA in Biology from Israel’s Institute of Technology (Technion) and a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction (science education) from the University of Minnesota.

Terry Adams

Terry Adams

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 233
Phone: +1-508-831-5198
tadams@wpi.edu

Terry Adams

  • Project Lead The Way Program Manager, STEM Education Center

Terry has been working with alumni and teachers to improve STEM education in K-12 since 1998. She joined WPI working with alumni relations to gain support from alumni in order to aid the K-12 STEM programs run through the institute. Terry then transitioned to her current position with the STEM Education Center in 2006 to work directly through the Project Lead The Way organization to improve STEM education.

She received her B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering (’92) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her advanced degree is an M.S. in Business Administration (‘97) from New Hampshire College. In addition to her academic work, she completed the Manufacturing Management Program at General Electric for two years (’92-’94).

Shari Weaver

Shari Weaver

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 233

sweaver@wpi.edu

Shari Weaver

  • K-12 Outreach Staff

A key aspect of Shari’s educational philosophy is that teaching should support students in their discovery of their interests and passions and facilitate their skill and content acquisition through engaging, collaborative courses.  In her role as K-12 outreach support staff in STEM Education Center, she advises faculty in the integration of K-12 outreach into NSF grants, maintains information about the various K-12 programs that take place on campus, and connects parents with appropriate programs or departments that run these programs.  As Professional Development & Outreach Coordinator at Mass Academy she coordinates the professional development workshops that are offered by academy faculty, oversees external student internship and outreach experiences, and advises students in their STEM projects.

 
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