First Name

Theresa

Last Name

Richards

Bio

Theresa Richards, a mentor for Girls of Steel, FIRST® Robotics Outreach Program Manager at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and former science teacher received a 2015 National Center for Women & Information Technology Educator Award and a 2017 National Center for Women & Information Technology Educator Award Honorable Mention. She has many roles in her work as a mentor for Girls of Steel – role model, program facilitator and coordinator, outreach coordinator, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. coach. A participant and presenter at the STEM Think Tank Conference (Nashville, TN) and ISTE, as well as a past contributor on Robohub.org, Terry has a B.S. in Chemistry (Simmons College) and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences/Biochemistry (CMU).