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'Full STEAM Ahead with Ag!'

Become an agricultural engineer in this cross-curricular workshop that will provide participants with hands-on lessons that use agriculture to demonstrate elementary math, science and engineering concepts. Opportunities for problem-based learning scenarios abound on the farm and this session’s activities will strengthen students’ critical thinking skills as well as their knowledge of agriculture. From designing facilities for livestock to maximizing crop efficiency, these activities will make your students mini-engineers, ready to use math and science to solve real-world problems.

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Lynn Black
Email: lynn.black@vafb.com
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Virginia
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Main Phone: 804-350-3596
Biosketch: As Education Coordinator with Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom, Lynn is responsible for curriculum writing, resource development, and the facilitation of educator workshops. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she received her Masters of Teaching and began her career as a Social Studies and then Gifted and Talented teacher in Hanover County before joining Virginia AITC in 2007. She lives outside Richmond, VA with her husband and children.
Organization/Affiliation: Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom
Tammy Maxey
Email: tammy.maxey@vafb.com
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Virginia
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Main Phone: 804-290-1143
Biosketch: Tammy Maxey serves as state contact and senior education program manager for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. Prior to her tenure with AITC she served as a teacher and administrator in a rural school division for 18 years. Tammy lives on a small beef cattle operation. She received a post masters from Virginia Commonwealth University in educational leadership, a masters from Virginia Tech in vocational technical education, and her undergraduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Organization/Affiliation: Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom