Director, The STEMAZing Project, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
2015 Education Award Winner
DaNel Hogan is the Director of The STEMAZing Project for the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office in Tucson, Arizona. In this role, Hogan provides professional development opportunities to pre-K–12th-grade educators, designs and facilitates the STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program, and participates in myriad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach events in southern Arizona. Recent professional development workshops for educators include a three-day Hydrate This, Power That! Water & Energy in Arizona strand for the STEMAZing Institute, in partnership with Arizona Project WET, in Tucson; a four-day Electrons – Pushing, Using, and Saving Them! strand for the i-STEM Institute in Nampa, Idaho; and a six-day Energy’s Innovations and Implications Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers in Washington, DC. Before returning to Tucson five years ago, Hogan served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. While in DC, she was involved in national-level STEM issues and particularly focused on K-Gray Energy Literacy. Hogan remains committed to STEMAZing Workshops that ensure our teachers, and ultimately students, are more energy-literate; upcoming events include Electricity, Magnets, and Paper Circuits – Oh, My! Prior to her Einstein Fellowship, Hogan was a classroom physics teacher for nine years. Her commitment to have a positive impact on STEM education has recently taken her to Liberia in Africa and Honduras in Central America to provide professional development for her educator colleagues there.