Mrs. Emily Hardee
Brentwood Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, N.C.
As the STEM teacher at Raleigh’s innovative Brentwood Magnet Elementary School, Emily Hardee works with students and teachers to solve educational problems the same way engineers do—using knowledge, creativity, and curiosity. She can speak to the challenges and rewards of implementing elementary engineering curricula from deep first-hand experience; she provides professional development and support for teachers who are integrating engineering into daily instruction, facilitates design challenges with students in a dedicated school MakerSpace, and coordinates family STEM events. She has presented at local, state, and national STEM conferences. Emily is a National Board Certified teacher who holds an M.S. degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden College.
Ms. Elizabeth A Parry
Elizabeth Parry Coordinator of STEM Partnership Development
Elizabeth Parry is an engineer, an educational consultant for K-12 engineering-focused STEM curriculum and teacher professional development, and an instructor in first-year engineering at the College of Engineering at NC State. She works with K-12 schools, districts, and departments of education nationwide to develop and implement sustainable and effective models of integrated STEM through engineering and has authored more than 350 papers on K-20 STEM education issues. Currently she serves as chair of the ASEE Board Committee on P12 Engineering Education; as vice president of the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education; and as a member of the STEM Consortium for the STEM Center for Girls. In addition, she is currently the co-PI on two National Science Foundation DRK12 grants focused on research and development of curricula for engineering in grades 3 -8. Previously, as the co-PI and project director of a National Science Foundation GK-12 grant, Parry developed a highly effective tiered mentoring model for diverse graduate and undergraduate engineering and education teams; she has also led efforts funded by the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the GE Foundation. Her life’s work of mentoring and advocacy for diversity and access in engineering was recognized in 2015 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the highest national recognition of mentoring.