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Featured Expert: Michael Feder: Director of STEMx

Michael Feder Mike Feder

As the Director of STEMx, Michael Feder sees the big picture. STEMx is a coalition of education networks organized by Battelle Education to support and coordinate STEM education across the nation. Mike facilitates and directs the project with a focus on broadening access to high quality STEM education for students across the country.  

Previous to his time with Battelle Education, Michael worked on the White House’s STEM Education Strategic Plan. This five-year plan directs STEM education policy at the federal level, establishing long-term, far-reaching strategies for the betterment of students nationwide. Released in 2013, it is the proud culmination of two years of work with leaders from 13 federal agencies.

Michael attended Penn State University for a BA in Psychology, moving on to George Mason University for his Ph. D. in Developmental Psychology. He worked for nearly a decade at the National Academy of Sciences to manage STEM education policy studies. He has authored a slew of papers on the ins and outs of STEM education, from federal implementation strategies to after school programming.

Mike enjoys playing soccer and basketball. He also runs, scuba dives, and travels to exotic destinations. When he’s not doing any of that, his collection of about 30 Washington Nationals bobble heads cheer him on in the office.