The STEM Discovery Lab is thrilled to welcome Alicia Finney as a Program Instructor. Alicia is a senior at University of New Hampshire Manchester, majoring in biological sciences. She comes to us with classroom experience from Mosaic Explore Homeschool Enrichment Program, where she taught various disciplines of science to a wide range of ages. On campus, she tutors first-year writing students and is working on pancreatic cancer cell research with new faculty hire, Dr. Kristen Johnson.
In her role, Alicia will be designing and implementing youth programming with a focus on technology and engineering—particularly around wearable technology and biotechnology—with Sarah Grosvenor, Cooperative Extension Field Specialist. She will then go to 21st Century Community Learning Center sites in the Manchester School District to teach this curriculum.
“When I first met Alicia, I knew I wanted her involved in our programs,” said STEM Discovery Lab Coordinator Emily Kerr. “She is extremely passionate about STEM and has experience teaching youth from previous jobs. She volunteered with the EXCELL Program this summer and also worked as a tutor in our Design Make Code summer camp. The instructors of that program raved about her.”
“I'm very excited to get started,” said Alicia. “I am absolutely loving the program ideas that Sarah has discussed with me, and am looking forward to sharing a few of my own!”
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