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Julie Cwikla, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in Mathematics Education and serves as Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Working with others she investigates interesting and important questions about STEM learning and careers. Funded by NSF, NASA, and others she studies preschool fraction learning, digital devices in the classroom, and growing algae on Mars. A recipient of the National Science Foundation’s “Early Career Award” she has directed over $10 million in funded research programs serving children, teachers, and families on the Gulf Coast.
Her daughters ages 5 and 12, would tell you she hugs hard, loves learning, and reads too many books at the same time.