Ms. Amanda Smith

Ms. Amanda Smith
Phone: 8148633183
Office Address:
174A Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

STEM Outreach & Engagement Liaison

Centers

Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS)

Biography

Amanda spent 8 years in Loudoun County Public Schools in Northern Virginia teaching honors and AP biology as well as an Independent Science Research course, where she also received the 2007 Teacher of the Year award from the Tourette Syndrome Association. Amanda also earned a master degree in Education Leadership with a K-12 administration certification from George Mason University. Amanda has many outreach professional opportunities such as participating in the Zero Gravity Flight program sponsored by Northrop Grumman and leading a student/adult group on an ecological science trip to Costa Rica. Amanda’s role focuses on building relationships with school divisions and the STEM industry to better support science education and enhance professional development opportunities for teachers.

Amanda is serving as a Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador in 2018.  The program aims to shape the future of STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative leadership in the areas of STEM learning ecosystems, computer science, state and federal policy for formal and informal education, and workforce needs.