Outreach Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington

An Outreach Coordinator for Penn State New Kensington, Colleen Smith is currently focused on several STEM projects: ABC CREATE, 15 school districts invigorating their educational systems through technology fluency, social empowerment, and collaboration; Penn State Homework Hotline, college students staffing a call center and guiding middle and high school students to a solid understanding of their math homework; and the GREAT Program, a selective career development program grooming Penn State New Kensington STEM students for early entry into internship and research opportunities. Smith values equity and awareness of opportunity for girls and boys and is a committed member of many STEM communities: CREATE Lab Satellite Network, Female Alliance for STEM Excellence (FASE), PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project, AAUW, PA STEMx Network, and the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.