- Careers in space
- Equity and diversity in STEM
- Mars exploration
- Space exploration
- Information technology
- Teaching youth about space
- Virtual conferences
- In-person conferences anywhere in the country
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the University of Alberta
Amanda’s spark for science ignited at an early age exploring nature with her family and then grew into a flame for space as she followed Canada’s journey skyward. She teaches junior high STEM classes in both English and French in Beaumont, Alberta. Alongside her colleague Julie Arsenault, Amanda is a proud recipient of the 2022 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM (Certificate of Achievement), the 2021 Learning for a Sustainable Future’s Susan Langley Earth Steward Teaching Award, and the 2018 ATA Science Council Outstanding Science Teacher Award. Amanda is also a member of the Board of Directors for Inside Education, the Division III Director for the ATA Science Council, and a consultant for the Canadian Space Society. She has worked with many organizations, including the Canadian Space Agency, Let’s Talk Science and the Alberta Science Network. Amanda is an active public speaker and consultant who often shares her journey, focusing on STEM education through the lens of space exploration. This includes topics such as Canadian innovations, women in STEM, coding and robotics, naming a star (Nikâwiy) and exoplanet (Awâsis), reconciliation in STEM, and sustainability and innovative energy solutions. Above all else, Amanda loves to “be the spark” for others in order to inspire authentic learning opportunities for students to apply to real-world problems, fostering a generation of young people armed to build a better future.
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