Meridith Bruozas is the Manager of Educational Programs and Outreach with a focus on developing high quality educational programs that are aligned to mission science and support the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers. She leads a highly effective team in developing and implementing on- and off-site programming that ranges from inspiring and connecting middle school youth to STEM experiences to providing undergraduate and graduate students once-in-a-lifetime internship experiences. She also focuses on developing key partnerships with local and regional organizations and school systems around STEM education. Her goal is to create high-quality connected programming that provides equitable access to all students interested in pursuing STEM from middle to graduate level.
Ms. Bruozas is an educator by training and has spent the past 20 years in a combination of district, nonprofit and academic leadership positions researching and promoting STEM education. She earned her M.S. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Secondary Education and Biology from Ball State University. Her publications include several national science curricula for middle and high school classrooms and numerous professional presentations and research articles.
Ms. Bruozas is a member of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, National Science Teacher Association, and International Society of Technology in Education.
Bruozas, M. (2013). Developing the Next Generation of Geo-Literate Citizens: Integrating Decision Making Skills into the Classroom. National Geographic Online. Washington, D.C. National Geographic Society.
Edelson, D.C., Tarnoff, A., Schwille, K., Bruozas, M., & Switzer, A. (2006). Learning to Make Systematic Decisions. The Science Teacher, 40-45.
Edelson, D.C., Schwille, K., Bruozas, M., Lach, M., Taber, M., Gordin, D.N., Chinsio, K., Goldstein, N., & Tarnoff, A. (2005). Investigations in environmental science: A case-based approach to the study of environmental systems. Armonk, NY: It’s About Time.
Stylinski, C. Bruozas, M., Tarnoff, A., Doty, C. (2005). Inquiry with GIS: Using GIS to Understand Streams. UMCES Appalachian Laboratory.
Bruozas, M., Dodick, J., Finn, L.-E., Hug, B., Kohn, L., Tzou, C., & Reiser, B.J. (2004). Struggle in natural environments: What will survive? In J. Krajcik & B.J. Reiser (Eds.), IQWST: Investigating and questions our world through science and technology. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University.
Edelson, D.C., Schwille, K., Bruozas, M., Lach, M., Taber, M., Gordin, D.N., Chinsio, K., Goldstein, N.,& Tarnoff, A. (July 2003). Looking at the Environment: Investigations in Environmental Science Using Geographic Visualization and Information Systems. Evanston, IL: Northwestern.