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Dr. Jim Egenreider - STEM Education Coordinator

I have more than 10 years of agricultural and environmental policy experience on Capitol Hill and with federal and state agencies. In 1997 I began a master's degree program in science and math education at Virginia Tech, which I later ran while beginning a doctoral program in science education and STEM education program evaluation.

I taught in Fairfax and Arlington schools and was recognized at the state and national level for integrative strategies that connect students to real-world issues. I was also the first to formally integrate Virginia secondary science and technical courses, and among the country's first Google-certified educators.

I developed an integrated field course in Watershed Science, Education and Leadership for the College of Natural Resources and the School of Education. I remain on the Natural Resources faculty, and teach Education Technology and STEM education at other universities.

I helped to develop the NIA Center for Integrative STEM Education and serves as chair on the Arlington Chamber Education and Workforce Committee and as vice-chair on the Northern Virginia Technology Council Education and Workforce Committee. I am a fellow and current president of the Washington Academy of Sciences, where I also serve on the Journal Board of Editors. In addition, I serve as the STEM Education Coordinator for Arlington County and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.