Robin Bowden

Robin joined the Lancaster Science Factory in 2023. She comes with a varied background in education as a former classroom teacher, elementary math specialist, staff developer, homeschooler, curriculum developer, and science textbook author. She has a master’s degree in elementary science education and is a lover both of hands-on learning and connecting STEM to the arts.

From Robin:

My grandma was at Tuskegee Institute when George Washington Carver was there.  The more she told me about him, the more I came to admire him as a scientist and educator. According to Carver, “Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition.” Carver’s work in science came from a deep sense of inner purpose, which inspires me to see the world in a similar fashion.

My goal at Lancaster Science Factory is to make all people feel welcome, to encourage them to experience the joy of science and to help them make connections between science and their everyday lives. When my own children were young, I brought them frequently to Lancaster Science Factory. I look forward to giving back to the next generation of budding scientists.

Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their boxer puppy.  She is the proud mom of an up-and-coming ballerina and a jazz musician.

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