Speaker: Dr. Lisa Regalla, Interim Executive Director at Maker Education Initiative
Development of a growth mindset is a key component to success in STEM...and life! Empowering youth with the confidence necessary to succeed at whatever they put their mind to will open doors to opportunities they may have never thought possible due to gender, race, class, etc. Drawing on experience from her own journey as a scientist, we will cover key strategies thatencourage the replacement of the phrase, "I can't" with "I'll try."
Dr. Lisa Regalla was recently named the Interim Executive Director for the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed). In her previous role as the National Program Director, she led Maker Corps, a program that builds the capacity of youth serving organizations to engage youth and families in making. She also managed Maker VISTA, an AmeriCorps initiative focused on building thriving Maker Hubs within high poverty communities throughout the nation. Before joining the Maker Ed team, she was the Manager of Science Content & Outreach at Twin Cities Public Television where she was responsible for the educational content presented on television, in person, in print, and on the web as part of the Emmy-Award winning series, SciGirls and DragonflyTV: Nano. Lisa previously served as an educator at the Museum of Science, Boston and the Da Vinci Science Center in PA. Lisa received both a BS inChemistry and a BA in Theater from Lehigh University before earning her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida.