Our Team

Director

Mentor

Patrick Benfield

Patrick Benfield

Director, Lo i.lab for Design + Making, Magellan International School
Oren Connell

Oren Connell

Makerspace Manager, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Natalie Freed

Natalie Freed

PhD Student
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Ken Hawthorn

Mechanical Engineer, Maker Educator
Rich LeGrand

Rich LeGrand

Owner, Charmed Labs
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Kira Lowery

UTeach Maker Fellow, Science Teacher @ NYOS Charter School
Alex Morrison

Alex Morrison

Independent Museum Professional
Lauren Siegel

Lauren Siegel

Director, MathHappens

National Reviewers

Lauren

Lauren Penney

Maker Ed, Making Spaces Program Manager
Aaron Vanderwerff

Aaron Vanderwerff

Maker Ed, Director of Learning

Research Partners

Dr. Shaunna Smith

Dr. Shuanna Smith

STEM Specialist & Liaison, STEM Pre-Academy, University of Hawai'i - Manoa
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Dr. Jason Harron

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Kennesaw State University