Dr. Havasy has been a scientist, educator, and not-for-profit business executive for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in zoology and education from Connecticut College and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in biology and education from Columbia University. She has been a science teacher, a district wide science coordinator, and a middle school principal. Her educational research focuses on inquiry and informal science education and their connections to student achievement and motivation.
Dr. Havasy has published several articles on science education and was recently recognized for her work by becoming the Society of Professional Engineer’s Educator of the Year. She has recently made keynote presentations at Columbia University and Barnard concerning STEM education and has been awarded a major research grant to study girls and STEM learning. In 2010 Dr. Havasy was named one of New York’s 50 Most Influential Women.
STEM is a term that has become increasingly popular in education when referring to this group of topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
A solid STEM foundation is not only a foot in the door of the world’s fastest growing job market, but has become crucial for the future success of all students.