STEM Educator / AIAA Member
Andrea Diamond ~Queen STEAM, MEPAG- Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Citizen Advocate & NASA Martian.
Mrs. Diamond is an accredited NASA/JPL educator, certified Nasa Martian and Executive VP of Education of STEAM ENRICHMENT Academy for Programsafterschool INC
Enjoying her 13th year of business., her original content has garnered recognition as The Best Art Studio in Thousand Oaks, California and was voted Best Enrichment Program in Conejo Valley.
Her unique brand of curriculum and delivery of Mission-based content has won numerous awards from the State Assembly and Legislature, the Department of Interior and the Department of Energy. In early 2000 Andrea was awarded a recognition award by General Colin Powel for her work with the American-Corp and an Anti-gang task force.
The same year she was featured in a well-received parenting book called: Raising Compassionate, Courageous Children in a Violent World – Dr. Janis Cohn.
With over 30 years of classroom experience Andrea has perfected her delivery methods. Her unique teaching methods provide for advanced and multi-dimensional inspiration platforms blending Art, Science, Technology and Math. Andrea stresses the process shared by Artists, Designers and Engineers with her “Hands-On Brains-On approach.
The emphasis always on the fact that Failure is key to deeper learning. She has presented her novel methodology with enormously positive feedback at peer conferences for educators, school administrators and women in business.
Mrs. Diamond is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Endeavour Institute and was appointed Environmental Commissioner for the City of Calabasas serving a 4 year term.
The most popular class Science Paloosa is currently in schools in the Las Virgenes, Conejo Valley and Oak Park school districts. This year she created two programs for the Ventura Dept of Education called “STEAM in Space- The Lost Lessons of Christa McAuliffe & Train Like an Astronaut” Andrea continues her mission of community outreach by hosting the annual “Family Space Days” where the venue ranges from public libraries to shopping malls.
Free to the public, families with children come to view Lunar samples from the Apollo
missions along with meteorite samples she brings in from the NASA Johnson Space Center. Her programs have been featured in local and national newspapers, The Acorn, LA Times, The Washington Times, The New York Times, Ventura County Star, Skirt Magazine for Professional Woman in Business. Apart from her experience and credentials in teaching science and art.
She has a rare talent for grabbing the extraordinary breakthroughs in highly complex fields such as astro-physics, bringing these to life for the infectious amazement and enrichment of the community.
Last summer Andrea spent her break working in the field with the Geoscience Dept of Texas A & M and The Scripps Institute of Oceanic Studies. The same summer she was selected to join The Space Foundation as a certified Space Educator.
I’ve had many exiting experiences but the some of the most memorable times I’ve had were attending AIAA Dinner meetings and meeting some of the most interesting Aerospace Professionals. I instantly felt a strong connection to this organization. It’s amazing that I just found out my late father belonged to AIAA many years ago attending AIAA events at the Proud Bird with my Mother while I stayed home as a young child with the babysitter.