STEM Education & Career Development

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Interim Director of Carnegie Science Center and Senior Director of Science and Education

Areas of focus: STEM, education, science communication, engineering-design process

During his tenure at the Science Center, Jason Brown has developed and led professional learning opportunities in the areas of technology, behavior management, STEM Education best-practices, and the utilization of online and digital resources in instruction. He leads the strategic education initiatives, Teaching Excellence Academy, STEM Excellence Pathway, Fab Lab, and Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development teams. During his 11 years in the classroom prior to joining Carnegie Science Center, Brown taught high school science and middle school technology, as well as serving as an assistant professor in the construction management and architecture programs at the State University of New York. He also spent six years as a builder and residential construction project manager with a focus on building science, energy efficiency and sustainable building practices. Brown graduated from Hobart College with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s Certificate in educational technology and new literacies from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Pennsylvania certified science teacher.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

Planetarium Staff

Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: Astronomy, STEM

Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium staff–Mike Hennessy, Ralph Crewe, and Charissa Sedor–are well-versed in astronomy topics and available to speak with media. In addition, Hennessy is available to speak to about climate change topics.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

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Liz Whitewolf

Fab Lab Manager, Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: Maker Movement, Technology and Innovation, STEM

Liz Whitewolf is a maker, joining Carnegie Science Center with a diverse background ranging from educational robotics to supervising a woodshop. Prior to managing the Fab Lab, Whitewolf taught video game design and robotics at a Propel Braddock Hills High School. She has spent summers organizing elementary camps for making, robotics, and computer programming through Assemble, a community space for arts and technology based in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. She has consulted with the Sprout Fund in curriculum development for the Digital Corps and has been active in the Digital Badges working groups through the City of Learning initiative.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.