In 2012 Terry Richards was appointed the FIRST® Robotics Program Coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University for Girls of Steel. She served seven years at The Ellis School teaching Concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has attended and presented at many professional development workshops, conferences, and courses. With devotion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education she has integrated robotics into the Human Anatomy and Physiology class over the past 2 years, and this summer taught a Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) course called “Anatomy and Robotics” for middle school students. Terry received several awards in 2012 and 2013 including DATA finalist for “The Robot Arm Lab”, was selected to be one of 24 FIRST mentors for the US Air Force Leadership Workshop, a STEMIE McGraw Hill finalist for a “The Robot Arm Lab” video, and an International Teacher Scientist Partnership (ITSP) Conference Travel award. Terry has a B.S. in Chemistry from Simmons College in Boston and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences/Biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.
by Mike Hamer, Theresa Richards and George Kantor - September 27, 2013