Who We Are

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GreenSTEMs was founded in 2010 by Greenbelt residents George Boyce and Eva Fallon. They invited Janet Hughes, Lisa Beyeler, and John Robertson to join the board of directors.
 

Eva is currently the Director of the Green IT Program at U.S. GAO and serves on the Greenbelt Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability.   She maintains an active interest in the environment and is acutely aware of energy consumption, local food initiatives and the value of hand-crafts.  She firmly maintains that her yarn stash contributes to the R value of the house.

George is an IT systems architect currently supporting NASCOM, the NASA mission communications network. With more than 30 years of experience, he has had leadership roles at premiere  academic, corporate, and federal institutions including Cornell University, AOL, Discovery Communications, and GAO. In his current position, he is building the security infrastructure to protect more than 85 active NASA programs.

In addition to his strong technical and management background, George brings a history of successful venture startups to GreenSTEMs. In 1992, he formed a company to develop Internet services and launched the first commercial website to market real estate. He sold that company just prior to his move to AOL where he created their Internet Operations division. As director and chief architect, he led the technical team that put aol.com on the net. In 2000, he left AOL to form a venture capital company that invested in and supported a variety of other startups.

In 2009, George answered the call of his CEO to participate in the support of STEM education programs by volunteering to mentor the robotics club at his local high school. He immediately saw the need to form a nonprofit company to generate community interest and participation in similar activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

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John is an experienced IT project manager, formerly with America Online.  In recent years he operated his own small business, specializing in the management of development projects. Early in his career, John served as an educator and Geography Teaching Consultant. With a strong academic background in biological and physical geography and in ecological research, John has published articles on plant science, and has edited articles for professional journals. He is a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and is a proud Member of the Friends of the Great Basin as well as the Washington Geographic Alliance.

Lisa grew up on a dairy farm, living applied chemistry and physics every day of her life. Her love of science started when her high school chemistry & physics teacher, a retired DuPont chemist, put a name to all of the farm tasks. She obtained a degree in Elementary Education with a science concentration from Virginia Tech. She took graduate classes in science education at William & Mary, University of Virginia and Miami University.

Lisa is a National Writing Fellow, Fullbright Scholar, and recipient of a National Science Foundation grant "Teaching Science with Toys." She taught 8th grade Physical Science in the public school system for 8 years. She was a Lead Science teacher for the Virginia Quality Education in Science and Technology program, giving methodological presentations on 'teaching science with toys' and the scientific process at the site, division and state levels.

Currently Lisa is an IT manager for a Customer Support organization and obsessively follows the developments of the Large Hadron Collider. 

 

What We Do

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GreenSTEMs was founded to develop and support community education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

GreenSTEMs' vision is to create places and activities for people of all ages to explore science and technology, by engaging them in exciting programs that develop skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

GreenSTEMs directors leverage their time by working with other members of the community to create and add value to STEM activities while developing long-term plans for construction and operations of a local technology activity center.

 

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Greenstems Inc. was incorporated in 2010 as a Maryland tax-txempt nonstock corporation "to develop and support community education programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."