Office of Educational Programs, Stakeholders Relations Office
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Stakeholders Relations Office
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Amanda's passion for science and education has enabled her to share Brookhaven Lab science with students grades K-12, in addition to current educators and pre-service teachers. Her expertise in biology has allowed her to focus on programming that includes opportunities for hands-on laboratory skills, place-based science, problem solving and developing necessary skills for a future STEM career. She enjoys working with students of all levels and abilities, including mentoring undergraduate students, as well as working with students who are underrepresented in STEM fields.
Amanda has worked collabortaively with a variety of organizations to provide programming to diverse students, including but not limited to STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), Girls, Inc., Boys and Girls Club, etc. Additionally, Amanda is active in many professional organizations and has presented at several conferences including National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS).
Amanda's primary focus is STEM Education for elementary and secondary students. She teaches a variety of science topics for students grades 1-12 and works collaboratively with colleagues to develop new curriculum and programs.
In addition to teaching, she coordinates the Department of Energy Regional Middle and High School Science Bowl contests for Long Island. She also assists in coordinating the Elementary Science Fair and Middle School MagLev competitions.
University at Buffalo, Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning, PhD Candidate
Stony Brook University, M.B.A. with a concentration in Innovation
Hofstra University, Elementary Education with a specialization in STEM, M.A.
Stonehill College, Elementary Education, B.A.
Stonehill College, Biology, B.A.
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NYS Certified Teacher, Elementary Education and Biology