What's Happening


March 4, 2022

Rachel Burcin (HNZ ‘07), Robotics Institute Global Programs Manager of Carnegie Mellon University, has been accepted as one of 19 ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador 2022 Program.  Over the course of the next 10 months, Rachel will partner with state-wide education advocates to shape STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative leadership in the areas of STEM Learning ecosystems, computer science, state and federal policy for formal and informal education, and workforce needs.  Rachel is a Mobility21 education and workforce development partner working to expand access to robotics research and education programs.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM and, to maintain that edge, we must develop leaders to advocate for bipartisan support in advancing, impactful STEM education policies,” said Steven Williams, associate director of the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN).  “The PA STEM Ambassadors are vital to shaping STEM education and workforce policies. They played a role in shaping PAsmart and the landscape of STEM Learning Ecosystems.