1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
I am so pleased to be welcomed into the position of coordinating the Wyoming State Science Fair. As a University of Wyoming alumni (B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in Celtic Studies, 2001) I am thrilled to be returning to work at my alma mater after a stint at Indiana University (M.S. in Geology).
As a youth, I participated in the Wyoming State Science Fair for five years and successfully represented Wyoming at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair three times where I earned nine awards. My own participation in science fair set the course for my life and I am dedicated to ensuring it does the same for others. Like many bright and engaged Wyoming State Science Fair students, I also participated in other activities including EPSCOR Summer Institute, Teton Science School workshops, Wyoming History Day, 4-H, Suzuki music camps, and school tennis team.
I have over 7 years of experience tutoring, mentoring and teaching students in 4-H, integrated science/arts summer institutes (Creative Arts Institute in Laramie, WY), the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, professional online classes, and university and community college classrooms. My teaching experience extends beyond presentation of science subject matter and includes development of study and research skills such as inquiry-based learning, and Socratic questioning.
I am a highly organized, friendly multi-tasker who achieves results and is able to motivate, encourage and support the execution of successful student science projects. As the Wyoming State Science Fair Coordinator I will work tirelessly to organize and grow the event so that it encourages participation from all Wyoming students regardless of race, economic status, or access to scientific equipment. I am dedicated to helping students and teachers find quality mentoring and outreach opportunities. I will strive to maintain high expectations for the quality of student research and continue efforts to network with fair directors and Wyoming teachers.
It is a pleasure to join the Wyoming STEM team and I look forward to working with each of you in the coming year.