June 22 - 26, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri.
Deb Mrazek Steven Delach Cristina Draghicescu Sonya Neunzert Douglas MacDougal Justin Rueff Stacy Carleton Thomas Benenati Justin Jones
Deb Mrazek, MS, BSE, holds degrees in Industrial Engineering & Human Factors and System Engineering. She has helped institutes from startups to Fortune 100s, governments and NGOs develop user-centered strategies and has worked with teams to integrate these strategies into meaningful outcomes. Deb has taught Design Thinking to hundreds of students as well as adults.
Steven Delach, BSEE, worked as a Director of Server Validation Tools Development for Intel and has recently been a coach for FIRST LEGO Competition Robotics teams at Holy Trinity School and Westview High School.
Cristina Draghicescu, PhD in Mathematics and Mircea Draghicescu, PhD Computer Science from Everythingmath. Cristina taught K - 12 and college mathematics for over 20 years and is the Senior Content Advisor for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.
Sonya Neunzert, BS in Digital Art, is a freelance programmer and artist. Sonya works in 3D animation, game art, virtual reality development and creative coding, primarily using Unity Engine and Blender3D. She programs in C#, Python and Java. Sonya sees coding not only as a useful tool, but as a fascinating artistic medium as well.
Douglas MacDougal, an attorney and mathematician, is a life-long amateur astronomer and a member of Rose City Astronomers. He is the author of Newton’s Gravity, an Introductory Guide to the Mechanics of the Universe (Springer, 2012).
Justin Rueff is a Chalk Artist for New Seasons Market. He is also a freelance artist, focusing on illustration, signs, comics and murals. He has worked as a teaching artist in California and was a staff member of the SHINE After-School Programs.
Stacy Carleton, MEd, is a certified English teacher and writer who has worked in education for more than 10 years. She also offers tutoring services through Carleton Academics (carletonacademics.com).
Tom Benenati, MA Education and MS Biological Sciences with an emphasis in botany. Tom brings 15 year’s experience as a Park Ranger as well as teaching biology and botany labs at the college level. He plans his classes to meet Next Generation Science Standards.
Justin Jones, BA, is a Chess Coach and Public Relations Major who graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Justin has professionally taught chess for over five years and brought the Knight School to the Portland Metro area in 2019. For more information on The Knight School, please visit www.theknightschool.com.
This camp is for students who:
- Self-identify as having a passion for STEM and Arts subjects, persistent curiosity and a desire to be intellectually challenged by experts and peers.
- Test in the top quartile of their class, or have been identified by a school, mentor or teacher as talented and gifted (TAG), advanced learner or other system aimed to support students who desire more in-depth learning.