Amy Schiebel Honored with Stemmy Individual Award
(Photo l. to r.) Sarah Stoehr, Bernardo Traversari, Amy Schiebel, and Dolly Ledin
Madison, Wis. (November 3, 2022) - Dr. Amy Schiebel, Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences, has been honored with the 2022 Stemmy Individual Award.
Dr. Schiebel created the Office of Science Outreach (OSO) in 2008 to provide expert-level, fully accessible, and research-based science education programming for historically underrepresented communities in STEAM. Her goal was to create a department on campus by which the resources could be shared with others outside of the College and provide a means for faculty and students to pursue outreach opportunities in line with the College’s commitment to “service.” In that time, Dr. Schiebel piloted and maintained several significant programs in science education, all aimed at engaging families in science and science-related activities. These programs have provided impactful science learning opportunities to 20+ schools and community centers in Madison and Milwaukee and have provided resources for science engagement to hundreds of families.
“Dr. Schiebel is an amazing educator and has contributed greatly to the science education community in Wisconsin, ranging from outreach programs for parents to training the next generation of science teachers," said Rachel Lancor, Science Teacher and Research Program Coordinator at Madison Country Day School. "I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving of the Stemmy Award."
The Excellence in STEM Award Winners were recognized at the 19th Annual sySTEMnow Conference in Milwaukee on October 26.
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