STEM Goes Rural Webpage

Cohort 2012

Aaron  Edwards Aaron Edwards | Albion, IN
East Noble High School ; Kendallville, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Indiana Institute of Technology '02, Civil Engineering
Graduate college, class and degree: Grace Theological Seminary '10, M.A. (Cultural Studies)

Former private sector design engineer, construction industry; regional director and project manager for international service organization in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan); peer mentor; substitute teacher; coach, middle school boys' basketball.
Emily  Fero Emily Fero | Kennet Square, PA
South Central Jr/Sr High School; Warren, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Villanova University '09, Mathematics

Dean's list student; mentor for high school robotics team; academic tutor, math; after-school volunteer, middle school students; Sunday school teacher; former photography assistant.
Laura  Heverly Laura Heverly | Floyds Knobs, IN
North Montgomery High School; Crawfordsville, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '12, Civil Engineering

Undergraduate researcher, energy efficiency in Habitat for Humanity homes; ambassador for Purdue civil engineering program; coach and player, high school girls' soccer; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; former track athlete.
Rebecca  McCarthy Rebecca McCarthy | Eads, IN
Undergraduate college, class and major: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology '12, Mathematics

Campus math tutor; NSF-funded undergraduate researcher in math; dean's list student, member, math honorary society, multiple academic award winner; avid crafter and knitter.
Brooke  Mix Brooke Mix | Westfield, IN
Tri Central High School; Sharpsville, IN - Biology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Carthage College '12, Biology

College lab assistant; undergraduate researcher, innovative arthritis treatment for dogs; dean's list student, member of college athletics honor roll; high school peer tutor; counselor, children's summer learning camp; assistant to high school athletics trainer; college athlete (golf, rugby, basketball).
Joyce Newman Rode Joyce Newman Rode | West Lafayette, IN
Undergraduate college, class and major: Evergreen State College '82, Environmental Science
Graduate college, class and degree: Auburn University, M.S. '90, Ph.D. Courses:(Fisheries/Aquaculture)

Aquaculturist and fisheries expert for three decades; instructor/trainer for fish farmers, five states and three African countries; environmental educator; published co-author of several journal articles; local community college instructor; owner/operator of small farm and herbal products business.
Jennifer  Schall Jennifer Schall | Fort Wayne, IN
Medora Jr/Sr High School - Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Undergraduate college, class and major: Earlham College '92, biology; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne '13, psychology
Graduate college, class and degree: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, marriage/family therapy, school counseling

Substitute teacher; outdoor science school instructor; education specialist, children's science and technology museum; community relations coordinator, wetlands preservation project; reading corps coordinator; certified crisis intervention trainer.
Samantha  Schwartz Samantha Schwartz | Urbana, IL
Plymouth High School; Plymouth, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Valparaiso University '12, Physics/Mathematics

Undergraduate researcher, physics; physics department grader/tutor; physics merit scholarship recipient; honors student, academic award winner, nominee to physics honors society; longtime babysitter and Sunday school teacher; flautist, university orchestra, and co-founder/president of campus flute choir.
Monique  Simpson Monique Simpson | Stafford, VA
Kokomo High School; Kokomo, IN - Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Hampton University '12, Mathematics

College and middle-school math tutor; instructor in summer math camp for Native American students; dean's list student and member of honor societies; president of campus gospel choir; volunteer teacher for church youth.