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Kathy Chen

Kathy Chen

Exec Director STEM Education
Office: STEM Education Center, 157 West St.
Phone: +1 (508) 8316221
Kathy Chen joined The STEM Education Center at WPI after 15+ years as a professor in Materials Engineering at California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) State University, San Luis Obispo where she served as Department Chair and lead many K-12 and community STEM outreach activities. In her current role to support PreK-12 STEM educators and to transform STEM education, she works to broaden the participation of students in STEM (especially those from underrepresented and excluded groups) by advancing equity in education through holistic and innovative approaches. ... View Profile
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Terry Adams

Terry Adams

Operations Manager
Office: STEM Education Center, 157 West St.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315198
Terry joined WPI's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations in 1997, spending twelve years as a development officer focused on building relationships for WPI's offices of K-12 Outreach, Women's Programs, and Diversity Programs. She served as the WPI Program Manager for Project Lead The Way from 2009 to 2017. Terry then accepted the position of Operations Manager for the STEM Education Center at WPI. Prior to joining WPI, Terry spent five years at GE, in their Manufacturing Management Leadership Program and several manufacturing, engineering, and quality control positions. ... View Profile
Jillian DiBonaventura

Jillian DiBonaventura

Instructor/Director of Teacher Preparation
In August, Jillian DiBonaventura joined the STEM Education Center at WPI as the Director of Teacher Preparation. Her varied and extensive background includes deep and rich experience as a classroom educator for middle school science and, most recently, as the Coordinator of Teacher Education at Smith College. Jillian first taught music K-12 for the Worcester Public Schools (WPS) before transitioning to science, which she taught for 10 years between the WPS and the Wachusett Regional School District. ... View Profile
Mia Dubosarsky

Mia Dubosarsky

Director of Professional Development
Office: STEM Education Center, 157 West St.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315617
Mia Dubosarsky is the Director of Professional Development. In this role, she oversees the development and facilitation of STEM-focused professional development workshops for PK-12 teachers and administrators across the country and internationally. Mia has been a science and STEM educator for more than 25 years. ... View Profile
Theresa Gerdhardt

Therese Gerhardt

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer
Thomas Noviello

Thomas Patrick Noviello

Instructor
Office: Olin Hall 105
Noemi Robertson

Noemi Robertson

Instructor/Director for Community Partnerships and Educational Equity
Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor

Associate Director, Academic Services
Office: STEM Education Center, 157 West St.
Phone: +1 (508) 8316278
Prior to joining the STEM Education Center full time in 2018, Donna was a classroom teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. She holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Science and is a NASA Network of Educator Astronaut Teacher.  She has won several awards for teaching and curriculum development including the Blackstone Valley Educational Consortium Promising Practices in Education Award.  She was named Florida Wildlife Federation Conservation Educator of the Year, the Florida Association of Science Teachers Most Outstanding Science Teacher and the Pa ... View Profile

Martha Cyr

Senior Fellow
Email: mcyr@wpi.edu
Office: STEM Education Center

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Staff with stickers made at Technocopia

Fun teambuilding morning at Technocopia in Worcester. We used a computer and vinyl cutter to make the stickers we designed.

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