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 oversees on- and off-site programming that ranges from inspiring and connecting middle school youth to STEM experiences to providing undergraduate and graduate students a once in a life time internship experience. She also focuses on developing key partnerships with local and regional organizations and school systems around STEM education.
Ms. Bruozas is an educator by training and has spent the past 15 years in a combination of district, non-for-profit and academic service 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 curriculum resources for the K-12 classroom and numerous professional presentations and research articles.
She is a member of the National Science Teacher Association, International Society of Technology in Education, Women in Science and Technology and Chicago Council of Science and Technology.
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.