Category: Staff

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Lise Schlosser has an M.A. in English, and is a certified Project Management Professional. She provides administrative support for all of the amazing programming that the NIU STEAM Team delivers.
Newt is a media associate for the P-20 Center. Newt has an avid interest in rhetoric, specifically regarding gender and sexual identity, but is otherwise an eclectic consumer and producer of media. In this position, they create videos (and sometimes photographs) for promotional, instructional and documentation use. Because visual media are pervasive and impactful, they […]
Debbie coordinates The Stock Market Game program, a financial education simulation used in hundreds of classrooms throughout the state each school year to teach the fundamentals of personal finance while emphasizing the benefits of long-term saving and investing. She also provides professional development and assists with Social Science curricular resources for NIU STEAM. Debbie has been involved […]
Kerri is a STEAM Educator with NIU STEAM. She assists with curricular resources for NIU STEAM’s STEM Read, STEM Outreach and STEAMing It Up, as well as for the Illinois Migrant Education Program and international clients. She helps to provide professional development to educators throughout Illinois, bringing NIU STEAM’s educational philosophies and resources to a […]
For Ann, nature is more than her job, it’s her passion. When not designing lesson plans, you can find her outdoors bird watching, hiking, camping, taking pictures of flowers and insects, gardening or reading about science. After 26 years in the classroom teaching biology and human anatomy & physiology, Ann joined NIU STEM Outreach in […]
Meet K.C. K.C. Sauer has a life-long passion for all earth sciences, especially weather, climate and geography. Education has also been part of K.C.’s life since he was 12 and began coaching bowling to other youth bowlers. It was only natural for him to combine science and education when choosing a career. K.C. has spent […]
Hollie Rodriguez is a STEAM Educator with NIU STEAM and a published writer. Rodriguez started at NIU STEAM in 2015 as a student worker. After graduating from the university’s English program in 2017, Rodriguez has come on as full-time NIU STEAM associate. In her day-to-day responsibilities, Hollie develops unique and interdisciplinary STEAM programming with an […]
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Gillian King-Cargile is the founder and director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read, which introduces readers to the science behind popular fiction. She is also the author of several books and stories for adults and children, including the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series (The Toy and the Twister, The Toy and the Tide Pool, The […]
Video Game Design, Coding and Esports Camps Becky Griffith has taught video game design camps and workshops for the past eight years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s in fine arts from NIU, where she focused on fiber art, drawing, painting, video and installations. Becky loves teaching video game design […]
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