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Andrew B. Raupp, IEL FellowExecutive DirectorAndrew is an educational leader, entrepreneur, and visionary with nearly 20 years of international experience. In 2001, he founded Educational Research. Since its inception, he has worked with over 142,500+ pre K-12th grade students and over 14,000 educators globally. In addition to being at the forefront of STEM research, Andrew and his team developed the first STEM validation framework for teachers, schools, and products, which they successfully secured using blockchain. As the inaugural inductee into the Crypto STEM Initiative, Andrew advocates for full transparency and the democratization of STEM funding using the latest technology. Andrew has been featured in MIT’s Around Campus, Columbia University's New Learning Times, was selected as one of Oakland County’s 40 Under 40 Elite, and as an Emerging Leader by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.

Navaneeth RahulStrategic Partnerships (Eurasia)Based out of Bengaluru, India, Navaneeth Rahul is the Co-founder of Innoverts Network and serves as a strategic planner at covering BRICS+ nations. A highly recognised evangelist and consultant in the Education sector, his ability lies in building partnership alliances while devising STEM-based solutions to empower 21st century innovation.

Megan WetzelDirector (USA)Megan is an educator and writer in Detroit. She developed her STEM education philosophy over the years while teaching at a variety of grade levels, ranging from preschool through middle school, and while completing her BS in Education at Central Michigan University. Megan appreciates teaching other educators the latest STEM pedagogy and how to best engage their classrooms.

Gavin McLeanDirector (Oceania)Gavin McLean is a STEM and Digital curriculum consultant with EDconnect in New Zealand, and Global Innovation Practitioner / STEM Ecosystem Consultant at Business Wave in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With over 20 years of experience in STEM and innovation, Gavin aims to seamlessly embed technology into effective teaching strategies and learning environments. He is a virtual learning environment designer, as well as a curriculum specialist who strives to improve student engagement and achievement. Gavin is currently pursuing a PhD in Virtual Learning Environments.

Syed Munawar ShahDirector (SAARC)Shah is an educationist having 36 years of rich experience in the education sector, with a leadership position as a Chairman QPSP (Quality and Productivity Society of Pakistan) associated with PIQC PakistanInstitute of Quality Control. He is founding member and Chief Executive of SKOOL21; an educational Company working on STEM Education in Pakistan.

Jason YungDirector (East Asia)Jason Yung ( Chen -Su Yung) is an award-winning entrepreneur who has founded several top-ranked companies and big traffic platforms in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. He has extensive experience in educational technology, maternity products and STEM toys —specializing in real-time trends, customer insights, differences between Eastern and Western culture, building startups and rich B2B experiences. Today, Jason operates, a high-end maternity distribution company and which is accredited by as the leading STEM education community in Asia and official East Asian affiliate.

Phil GibsonStrategic AdvisorAn experienced entrepreneur and economic strategist, Phil currently owns the education consulting company, Polaris Strategies, LLC, which partners with many education and sports education companies throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of the highly respected international STEM education company, Digital Media Academy, for 17 years.

Shelly D. SmithCreative DirectorWith over 20 years of graphic design, marketing and communications experience, ‪Shelly D. Smith has created graphics, websites, textbooks, professional development materials, and created successful brands for all types of industries. Prior to serving as Creative Director for STEM.ORG, Shelly was Director of Communications for a large non-profit health system, where she oversaw rebranding the company and all corporate marketing and communications initiatives. The education sector and STEM are her areas of focus/passion and she is the "go to" source for precision STEM graphics! Shelly partnered with companies such as 3D Systems and Rubik's Cube. She also partnered with large non-profits, such as the Boy Scouts of America, where she assisted with the development of their STEM initiatives at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico.

Kristopher MartelTechnology Administrator"It's impossible" are two words you'll never hear out of Kristopher's mouth, especially when it comes to making sure the overall experience at is of the highest quality. Having nearly 20 years of web development experience in tow, Kristopher continually stays up-to-date on all the newest web-based practices and how to utilize them best for each of his clients. When he's not wearing his site-building hard hat, Kristopher is a writer and published author covering the Nashville Predators for FOX Sports Tennessee.

Brian KellyChief Technology OfficerBrian Kelly is an accomplished and results-driven STEM leader with over twenty years of progressive and diverse experience in the intersection of business development, science and technology. A self-proclaimed digital nomad, you are most likely to find Brian working near his home in the Rocky Mountains (or your local rugby pitch).

BOT LATAMA Latin American based consulting firm, BOT LATAM offers companies tailored support through analysis and validation of current marketing trends. Areas of expertise include mining, gas and oil, and the consumer market

SKOOL21A STEM & Robotics Educational Consulting Company based in Pakistan serving the SAARC region, offering 21st Century customized solutions like professional development, Makerspace establishment and other EdTech solutions

STEMATEA STEM Solutions Provider for schools, teachers and students based in Egypt serving the MENA region, driven by an effective and professional team using the latest teaching methods

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