Champions Board for Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM (CoCoSTEM)

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:

  • Bryan DeBates, Executive Director
    Space Foundation, Colorado Springs
  • Dr. Margaret Eisenhart, Professor of Education
    University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Dr. Violeta Garcia, STEM Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Unit
    Colorado Department of Education
  • April Giles, President and CEO
    Colorado BioScience Association, Denver
  • Dr. Cher Hendricks, Research Scientist II, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Georgia STEM Girls Collaborative Project
  • Jennifer Jirous, Career & Technical Education Program Director for STEM, IT and Fine Arts
    Colorado Community College System, Colorado Springs
  • Lauren K. Jones, CTE-Career Guidance Specialist & Trainer
    Colorado Community College System, Denver
  • Kevin G. MacCary, Vice President & General Counsel
    United Launch Alliance, LLC, Centennial
  • Terry Morreale, Associate Director
    National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Boulder
  • John Sepich, STEM Advocate
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Sullivan, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence
    College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder