Denise Kuehner is a Teacher Liaison in Flight 12-15. She became a teacher through New Jersey’s Alternate Route program so she could train the next generation of scientists and engineers. She’s taught chemistry and environmental science at the high school level, and in 2013 started the best job ever, as K-6 Science Lab Specialist at Oradell Public School. She LOVES helping students do hands-on science experiments. They get their hands dirty, make messes, and learn science by doing it, the way real scientists do.
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Before becoming a teacher, she was a scientist in the biotech industry, a researcher in a university lab, and an educator at a nature center. She has a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.A. and an M. Phil. in Microbiology from Columbia University. She volunteers as a judge for the ISEF and Broadcom science fairs, was a Dow Fellow in the NSTA New Science Teachers Academy and is a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. She has played more than one hundred escape rooms and does the New York Times crossword puzzle every day.