Seeking Purpose - Professional Speaker Series: Dr. Preeti Gupta
Dr. Preeti Gupta, Director for Youth Learning and Research, is responsible for strategic planning, program development and research and evaluation for out of school time youth initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History. Her portfolio also includes leading the summer museum residency components of the newly initiated Masters of Arts in Teaching program for Earth Science teachers. Prior to this she was serving as Senior Vice President for Education and Family Programs at the New York Hall of Science. In that role, she led the internationally replicated Science Career Ladder Program, keys initiatives in school change, teacher professional development, and family programs. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering from Columbia University, a Master’s Degree in Education from The George Washington University and a doctoral degree in Urban Education from the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 1999, she was selected as one of forty-two women who have contributed to the community in unique ways showcased in a photo exhibition, The Many Faces of Queens Women. In 2005, she won the Inaugural National Roy L Schafer Leading Edge Award for Experienced Leadership in the Field from the Association for Science Technology Centers. Her research interests are focused on the trajectories of youth’s experiences qwith science in and out of school settings, the role that museums play in motivation and deepening engagement with STEM and STEM careers, youth employment and workforce development and the factors that mediate how youth identify with the scientific enterprise. She also studies the role of museums in STEM teacher preparation for both formal and informal settings. Date: Wednesday, April 26Time: 4:30 p.m.Location: Middle Plaza Room, Sondra & David S. Mack Student CenterThis event is free, but advance registration is recommended. Pleae RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.