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Office of Education and Public Engagement: Amanda Early

Amanda Early is an Education Program Leader managing the K-12 physical science programs in the Office of Education and Public Engagement. This includes the K-12 physical science teacher workshops and field trips, Saturday Morning Physics, annual Family Open House (co-supported by Fermilab Friends for Science Education) and the annual Wonders of Science show.

Prior to joining Fermilab, Amanda taught science at both the middle school and high school levels. Her courses included Forensic Science, Zoology, Biology, Earth Science, 8th grade physical science, 7th grade life science, and Project Lead the Way. While teaching, Amanda participated in Fermilab's Particles and Prairies workshop and was a member of the second DOE ACTS cohort in 2010.

Amanda is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Concordia University Chicago. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Biological Sciences with a Specialization in Teaching through Northern Illinois University. Her action research focused on Problem-Based Learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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