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How to do early childhood STEM with Karen Martinson

Release date: April 17, 2023


The introduction of the U.S. Department of Education’s webpage on STEM states, “In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math, including computer science—disciplines collectively known as STEM/CS.” While this is an excellent summary of the need, getting kids interested in STEM can be tricky, especially when they are very young. To help explain early childhood STEM, I reached out to Karen Martinson. Karen is the founder of Early STEM Ed, an organization that supports parents, teachers, and out of school time professionals in establishing and maintaining early STEM education programs. She also happens to be the teacher that turned my kid into a chemistry junkie. More information about Karen can be found at below.


Biography of Karen Martinson


Experienced STEM professional with a passion for Early Education STEM. Karen holds degrees in both Biology and Chemistry and has a background in medical research. She held a position as Lead Clinical Researcher and co-authored multiple research papers. Karen is also a published STEM focused children's book author and owned an early education center with an advanced STEM focused curriculum prior to opening Early STEM Ed, LLC which focuses on providing curriculum for early STEM education programs, after school STEM focused programs and professional development training for teachers with science or non-science related backgrounds. Karen's mission is to help students develop a love of Science, Technology Engineering and Math at a young age by providing programs that are not only fun to learn, but also fun to teach.


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Early STEM Ed


Karen Martinson on LinkedIn

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