August in Review

Education Around the Globe: Creating Opportunities and Transforming Lives

Three SSEC staff co-authored a chapter in the book, “Education Around the Globe: Creating Opportunities and Transforming Lives” a volume in the series “International Education Inquiries: People, Places, and Perspectives 2030.” Their article “Learning to Act: Smithsonian Science for Global Goals and Empowering Young People to Develop a Habit of Considered Action-Taking” was co-authored by Heidi Gibson, Katherine Blanchard, and Carol O’Donnell. The book is available through Information Age Publishing: https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Education-Around-the-Globe


Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby

O’Donnell recorded an episode of the 'Let's Talk About Skills, Baby' podcast. The podcast is focused on skills make people successful. O’Donnell talked about how students in grades K-12 develop STEM skills, innovative approaches to improving STEM skills-based hiring, and STEM learning around the world. 



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Kate Echevarria
Human Resources Liaison



Kate Echevarria is the Human Resources Liaison for the Smithsonian Science Education Center. She is responsible for handling recruitment, internships, performance management, and all aspects of human resources at the Center. She was previously the Executive Office Manager at SSEC for 10 years. Prior to SSEC, Kate was in human resource management having worked for an international hotel chain, the U.S. Government, and a science non-profit.