About Alan

Alan Gomez, Ph.D, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the STEM Academy (STEM 101). Dr. Gomez – or “Al” as he is known – leads the STEM 101 team, overseeing program and curriculum development and implementation, and partnerships. Al believes that all students can succeed in education and in life with proper guidance and mentorship.  A highly regarded educator with a background in engineering and CTE, Dr. Gomez 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. He has also published materials in professional journals including the Proceedings for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and keynoted or presented at major conventions and conferences in more than 40 states. In addition, he has reviewed conference proceedings for the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation. A former NASA Astronaut Candidate, Al holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.