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Geraldine Robbins





As Senior Scientist for Prometheus, Geraldine leads the education expansion of the organization. Prior to Prometheus, Geraldine was Chair of the STEM Magnet Program for the Anne Arundel County Public School District South River High School, where she led an extended department of 30 educators, identified and supported student opportunities, managed out-of-school experiences, developed and maintained new and existing relationships, and identified and targeted scaling opportunities. Geraldine was invited to serve on the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) STEM Education Strategic Planning Working Group, Chair the MSDE STEM Education Equity Subcommittee, and contribute to the MSDE STEM education strategic plan. Geraldine also served as principal consultant and lead for out-of-school time (OST) and experiential learning for the McREL Center for Learning Innovation, where she developed and implemented strategic plans including education and public outreach, personalized and informal learning, and OST programs. Prior to joining McREL, Geraldine was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she served in the capacity of Deputy Lead for Informal Education and lead for evaluation of informal education programs. While at Goddard, Geraldine led and/or conducted formative assessment of select informal education programs at the Visitor Center and the 2011 Explore@Goddard open house. Included were Family Science Night, the Museum Educators Workshop (three year pilot) and NASA's BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) Students. Geraldine has five years' experience in informal education, more than ten years teaching mathematics and almost fifteen years as an environmental chemist and contractor. She holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Florida, an M.S. in mathematics education teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester, and is pursuing a PhD in evaluation and analytical methods in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


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