Meet Mike Szydlowski. Mike Szydlowski is currently the K-12 Science Coordinator for the Columbia Public School District in Columbia, Missouri. He works with 100 secondary science teachers and 400 elementary science teachers in developing engaging science curriculum, assessments, professional development, and opportunities that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. He has developed elementary science assessments for each unit that measure both content and process skills in science. Mike also writes a weekly kids science article with comprehension questions for the Columbia Daily Tribune. In addition to running summer science workshops across the state, Mike takes 400+ students to Wyoming for a science immersion experience each June. Finally, Mike is the 2016 President of Science Teachers of Missouri. This organization has helped push the importance of including the Next Generation Science Standards in the new Missouri Learning Standards.
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Meet Dr. Langer-Anderson. Every day, Dr. Delony Langer-Anderson combines her imagination, insight and scientific expertise to transform ideas into products that make lives better. As a senior product development specialist in the 3M Consumer Health Care Division, Dr. Langer-Anderson solves real-world health care challenges and works to develop products that help people in pain feel better.
Margaux Mitera. Collaboration is key to taking ideas further, and having the right tools can make all the difference. That’s certainly what Margaux Mitera believes. As senior product development engineer in 3M’s Stationery and Office Supplies Division, her work focuses on developing new-to-the-world Post-it® Note products designed to help consumers turn their thoughts into actions and ideas into reality.
Meet John Henderson. As a senior product development engineer in 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), he works to enhance the collision repair process through the development of paint-related products like cups and spray guns. He creates products that reduce the time workers spend cleaning equipment with solvent and the amount of materials wasted per repair, as well as those that help body shops to deliver a shiny, like-new vehicle back to the customer as quickly as possible.