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Technology and Innovation

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Senior Director of Science and Education, Carnegie Science Center

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.

Divya Rao Heffley

Senior Program Manager for Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art

Areas of focus: Photography, Technology and Innovation

The Hillman Photography Initiative is an incubator for innovative thinking about photography. Since 2011, Divya Rao Heffley has directed the Initiative’s collaborative and experimental process to implement public programs. She has a PhD in the history of art and architecture and is captivated by the possibilities of colliding art with science and technology. She tweets @futuresites.

To schedule an interview, email Jonathan Gaugler or call him at 412.688.8690.

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore

Director of The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: 21st-century Museums, Contemporary Art, Technology and Innovation, Andy Warhol

Patrick Moore joined The Andy Warhol Museum in 2011 as director of development before becoming deputy director and managing director. Prior to his arrival at The Warhol, Moore worked as a digital producer for Yahoo! and was also the founding director of The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS (a project of The Alliance for the Arts, New York). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in theater direction and English literature. As a writer, Moore has published books with Beacon Press and Kensington. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, Newsday and The Advocate.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

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.