BS Zoology/Environmental Science, Butler University
MAT Museum Education, George Washington University
Jeannine Finton has over 30 years experience in the field of informal science/STEM education, working for organizations including the Maryland Science Center, Liberty Science Center, 4-H, and Baltimore Museum of Industry. She is a certified Library Associate in Maryland, where she worked for 7 years in the Harford County Public Library system conducting STEM programs and developing a system for circulating science equipment. In her position as Sr. Manager of Pre-College Outreach for the American Society of Civil Engineers she provides training and support for engineers interested in working with children.
Over the past decade, Keliann LaConte has worked with library, education, and STEM professionals to support the “STEM in libraries” movement in the U.S. As a 2018-19 Fulbright Global Scholar, Keliann is conducting research and professional development on the topic of STEM learning in libraries in Australia and the UK. Keliann co-convened the 2015 Public Libraries & STEM conference, and she currently provides resources and training to U.S. librarians as a member of the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) leadership team. Her training includes a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Denver; she also has a master's degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Caltech, and she performed astrobiology research at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Jennifer Jocz is a Research Associate at Education Development Center (EDC). Her work focuses on mixed methods evaluations of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-focused education programs and interventions in formal and informal settings.
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