Lauren James

Program Manager

Lauren James has over a decade of experience as an innovative STEAM educator. While teaching middle math in NYC, she built an electric guitar to investigate the possibilities of creating engaging, hands-on, interdisciplinary math projects in order to better serve her students. After moving to Massachusetts, she designed curriculum for teaching students how to use 2-D and 3-D design software, laser cutters, and 3-D printers in maker spaces around the Greater Boston Area. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she received her B.A. in Technology and Education from Swarthmore College, and her M.S.Ed with a focus on math education from the University of Pennsylvania. She believes all students are born with a burning curiosity to learn about the world around them, and is excited to nurture that spark through enriching learning experiences. Lauren joined Project Scientist to empower girls and underserved students with the tools they need to turn their dreams of STEM careers into their reality.

Favorite woman in STEM:

Dr. Mae Jemison is a renaissance woman and the first woman of color in the world to go into space. A medical physician who had her own private practice, she is also a STEM educator, an entrepreneur, and a humanitarian. The consultation firm she founded, The Jemison Group, Inc., explores the sociocultural impact of technological innovation, an issue that is still relevant today.