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Angela Box

STEM Education Research Center; School of Education

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Angela Box

abox@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

STEM Education Research Center AP Faculty and ISBE-SIU Illinois Science Assessment Project Coordinator

Academics:

  • M.S.  Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education (SIUC)
  • B.A. Biological Sciences (SIUC)
  • Licensed Professional Educator, Biological Sciences
  • NBCT (2008 -2018) - Adolescent and Young Adult Science 
  • Working towards a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction

                                                    Research Interests:

                                                    Science Education and science assessment


Meagan Deriamo

Plant Biology Department

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Meagan Deriamo

meagan.deriamo@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Student Worker

Academics:

Undergraduate Student in Plant Biology

 


Stefanie A. Ellis

Researcher II, STEM Education Research Center

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Stefanie A. Ellis

stefanie.ellis@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Grant and contract proposal writing, STEM Outreach, assisting with Illinois Science Assessment, coordinating workshops and professional development opportunities, data collection/analysis, reporting, dissemination and presentation of STEM Center project results.

Academics:

B.A., Biological Sciences and M.S., Animal Sciences; both from SIU-C. 

Research Interests:

Scientific research, forensics, analytical chemistry instrumentation. Quantitative analysis, statistics.  Science education and presentation at scientific meetings.        


Tishauna Edwards

Public Health

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Tishauna Edwards

tishauna.edwards@siu.edu

 

STEM Center Activities:

Graduate Research Assistant

Academics:

Second-year graduate student in Public Health. 

Research Interests:

 Epidemiology/Disease and infections

 


Marcy Hood

School of Education

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Marcy Hood

marcy.hood@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Student Worker 

Academics:

Doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction


Isaac Kazeera

College of Business

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Isaac Kazeera

isaac.kazeera@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Student Worker 

Academics:

Senior undergraduate student in Accounting


Joel Kisekini

College of Engineering

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Joel Kisekini

joel.kisekini@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Graduate Assistant; I will be working with the outreach team. The job role is to attend and organize events, as well as to design STEM experiences. I will be also assisting with the Teen Science Cafe Team.

Academic:

I have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and I am now a graduate student working toward getting a Master of Science's degree in Civil Engineering.

Area of Interest:

Structural Engineering

Research interests:

Response of precast prestress concrete I-beam Bridge to seismic load.


Tadzia Lee

Department of Communication Studies

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Tadzia Lee

tadzia.lee@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Student worker; I am the Social Media and Website Design Assistant. 

Academic:

I am a junior completing B.S. in Communications Studies.

Area of Interest:

Public Relations

Research interests:

Studying content that influences consumers and society.


Jennifer Rhodes

School of Education

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Jennifer Rhodes

jennifer.rhodes@siu.edu

STEM Center Activities:

Graduate Research Assistant


Academic:

Jennifer Rhodes obtained her Bachelor's of Art in Anthropology with a minor in Spanish, as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently a doctoral student in Learning Systems Design and Technology and is working on the Quantitative Methods certificate.

 

Research Interests:

Virtual Reality in language learning