Champions Board for Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project

Champions Board members are selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.

Board members were selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts. The Board meets at least twice yearly in person, via teleconference, or webinars. Current Champions Board members are:

  • Michele Dischino, Technology and Engineering Education
    Central Connecticut State University
  • Hank Gruner, Vice President of Programs
    Connecticut Science Center
  • Merle Harris, Former President
    Charter Oak College
  • Ann S. Pollina, Head of School
    Westover School
  • Myrna E. Watanabe, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor
    Math and Science Division, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Executive Director
    College of Technology, CT Community Colleges Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
  • Teresa Younger, Executive Director
    Permanent Committee on the Status of Women