WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative.
We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.
Emily Mahon - Education Director
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 235
Fun Fact: Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay.
Lydia Bassett | Development Director
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 242
Fun Fact: The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter 'J.'
Christine Shira | Finance Director
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 237
Fun Fact: The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief."
Alina Svidgal | Social Media & Communications Coordinator | Email
Fun Fact: "There’s a species of fungus which looks like a sponge. Its scientific name is, quite unexpectedly, Spongiforma squarepantsii."
Pam Smart | Membership Program Coordinator
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 236
Fun Fact: It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!
Cynthia Mouzis | Events Coordinator
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 222
Fun Fact: The human nose can detect more than 1 trillion smells!
Cassidy Bremer | Education Coordinator
Email | 208-343-9895 ext 224
Fun Fact: The average cumulus cloud contains 1.1 million pounds of water droplets, which is the equivalent to 5 adult blue whales
OUR BOARD OF SUPERHEROES
Our board is made up of talented, passionate professionals who care about STEM learning and graciously volunteer their time to help us achieve our mission. They love to see visitors excited about learning, and they know that STEM-minded citizens solve real problems and make the world a better place. Philanthropic and action-oriented, this team of advocates knows the value of STEM's interaction with other aspects of culture and life, and how important it is for our future.