Dr. Cynthia Pulkowski serves as the Executive Director at ASSET STEM Education, a Pittsburgh-based STEM education improvement nonprofit. As Executive Director, she is dedicated to providing STEM educators with ongoing resources and programs to help move students from STEM literacy to STEM fluency. In 2010, Dr. Pulkowski became the projector director for ASSET’s U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation Grant to validate its professional development model in rural and high-needs schools.
She also served as project director from 2006-2011 for ASSET’s statewide Science: It’s Elementary initiative in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Under this grant she was accountable to formulate and implement an elementary education program in collaboration with school districts to educate children in inquiry-based science by providing enhancement and support through quality hands-on science materials, professional development, assessment, and community involvement. Dr. Pulkowski represents ASSET’s grant-funded initiatives through ongoing communication and presentations at state and national conferences in an effort to garner support and disseminate information and findings.