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Kathy Chen

Kathy Chen

Exec Director STEM Education
Office: 157 West Street
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, 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. She also currently leads the Central MA STEM Network. ... 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
Mia Dubosarsky

Mia Dubosarsky

Director of Professional Development
Phone: +1 (508) 8315617
Mia is passionate about supporting educators in finding the excitement and beauty in teaching students about problem solving and the world around them. Mia’s 20+ years of experience as a science and STEM educator include founding and managing a science enrichment business, working with Native American teachers on embedding cultural themes with science and math, developing a game-like research tool for studying young children, and teaching graduate level courses at the University of Minnesota, Lesley University, and WPI. ... View Profile
Therese Gerhardt

Therese Gerhardt

Teacher Prep Operations Coordinator
Office: STEM Education Center
Jovietthe Ramos

Jovietthe Ramos

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Donna Taylor

Donna Lynn Taylor

Assistant Director of Professional Development
Office: STEM Education Center, 157 West St.
Phone: +1 (508) 8316278
Donna has been working with the center on a part-time basis since 2016 and joined us full time in 2018.  She comes to the STEM Education Center with 15 years of teaching experience with students in grades 5-12.  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 ... View Profile
Shari Weaver

Shari Weaver

Director, Teacher Prep Program
Phone: +1 (508) 8314888
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 director of the Teacher Preparation program, she seeks to inspire, engage and prepare WPI undergraduates to bring their passion to the k-12 classroom as STEM educators.  Shari brings her many years of middle and high school STEM teaching experience as she mentors and guides teacher candidates through the program and licensure process.  ... View Profile

Joshua Young

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member

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