MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM:
AL GOMEZ, PHD
Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Academic Programs
It isn’t enough to simply go through the motions of life, we want our lives to make a real difference and contribute to an improved quality of life for others. Through the advancement of STEM education capacity we will improve the overall quality of life and opportunities for the communities we serve.
Commit today to making a real difference in the world!
Christopher’s vision and passion for educational leadership, through the lens of STEM education, ignites his desire to advance schools globally. Christopher is a firm believer that strategically planned implementation of STEM 101 coursework is the key to student success. The time is now to prepare your students to excel in our global economy!
“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time”.
Alan Gregory Gomez, Ph.D, is currently the Chief Academic Officer for the STEM Academy. He is also an instructor at the University of Wisconsin in the College of Engineering. Dr. Gomez is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the STEM Academy’s internationally recognized k-12 curriculum and professional development program. Dr. Gomez has written a National Foundations of Technology curriculum and a National Introduction to Engineering curriculum for ITEA’s Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology & Science. Alan has published materials in professional journals and in the Proceedings for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and presented in over 40 states at major conventions and conferences. Alan has reviewed for the ASEE conference proceedings and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Gomez sat on the National Academy of Engineering’s committee that is charged with “Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education in the United States”. Alan is a former NASA Astronaut Selection Candidate and is the principal author of “Engineering Your Future: A Project-Based Introduction to Engineering” and of “Survey of Engineering,” textbooks for use at the college freshman/high school and middle school levels, respectively. Alan holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Gomez has taught at several locations including Fort Worth, TX, Minneapolis, MN, and Madison, WI including five years as a CTE Coordinator.