Carmela Amato-Wierda is Associate Professor of Materials Science at the University of New Hampshire. She shifted her research focus several years ago to the area of cognitive development of STEM concepts and practices in grades K-16. She has held NSF funded curriculum projects in General Chemistry and Materials Science, and has recently developed two science courses for non-scientists: The Science of Stuff and Nanoscience and Energy. She has taught chemistry courses ranging from Introductory General Chemistry to Advanced Thermodynamics for Graduate Students. She has also frequently taught in K-8 classrooms as a guest scientist. She is advisor to the UNH Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. She is also the Director the UNH Tech Camp, a summer STEM camp for grades 5-10.
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