Rebecca Lewis works to promote the integration of high-quality STEM opportunities for teachers and students in K–12 classrooms. She focuses on broadening participation in STEM through support for programs in both formal and informal environments. Her passion is to engage young people in science and show them the connections between content and real-world applications.
Lewis brings extensive expertise in building STEM curriculum, professional development materials, and partnerships with school districts to all of her work. As director of EDC’s Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Program Office, she manages a large portfolio of projects focused on strengthening high school biology in the United States and abroad. Previously, she co-led the Ford Motor Company-funded Ford PAS project, a comprehensive community-wide high school reform strategy that fused classroom and career opportunities. She has worked with schools, districts, corporate funders, and community-based partners throughout her tenure at EDC.
Lewis received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MAT in biology from Northeastern University, and a CAES from Boston College.
“In this age of constant discovery, there is a great need for scientifically and technologically literate citizens who can meet the world’s environmental, political, and economic challenges.”
Lewis, R. P., Kantrov, I., Goldsmith, L., Baker, I., & Miller, J. (2015). State of high school biology in the United States, 2015: Initial report to the Amgen Foundation on the status and needs of U.S. high school biology education. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
Lewis, R. P. (2009) Engaging the controversy in science education: Scientific knowledge and democratic decisions. Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 29(6), 32–36.