St. Martin Secondary School Students

My background as a science educator is broad and deep. My first job was as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching biology in Ghana, West Africa. My wonderful students are in the cover photo of this page. After many years teaching science in the K-12 and University Systems, I decided to step up my game and enrolled in USC’s Doctoral Degree Program for a PhD in Science Education.

My career universe expanded but stayed within the gravitational pull of science education. My position as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Curriculum Specialist has included working on multiple grants ($5 million and $6 million HSI STEM, Title III Grants from the US Department of Education) and being an Adjunct Professor of Science Education for USC’s Rossier School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program. One of my greatest pleasures has been writing dozens of grants worth $6,600,000 in funding to support STEM programs.

Writing STEM-related children’s books is my new passion. I plan to continue to create books with the goal of nurturing children’s love of nature and all other STEM disciplines A-Z.

Below are a video and articles about the programs I directed for Loyola Marymount University

2-minute You Tube: Science and Engineering Community Outreach Program (SECOP). I founded SECOP in 2001 and wrote grants worth $600,000 to support the two-week STEM summer program for 12 years.

Articles about SECOP



LMU News wise Article: https://www.newswise.com/articles/no-longer-a-mans-field

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Contact Dr. Christie at drbarbarachristie@gmail.com

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