Carmelina Livingston, Education Specialist
Email: clivingston @s2temsc. org
Carmelina Livingston joined the S²TEM Centers SC in 2013 as an education specialist in the S²TEM Centers SC Lowcountry Region in Charleston, SC. She also serves as Associate Director of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative. Carmelina is thrilled to work closely with schools, districts, and business and industry communities in various stages of developing STEM professional learning workshops, programs and events.
Her work effectively engages community stakeholders to support and advance STEM awareness, interest and literacy, and workforce development through events such as the Charleston STEM Festival and Regional STEM Symposium, and community resources such as STEM Linx and social media.
Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC, Carmelina has been an elementary classroom teacher and a K-12 STEM leader in both formal and informal education settings for more than 30 years for the state of South Carolina. Carmelina received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, a M.Ed in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from the Citadel, and a Masters Plus 30 in Science and Technology Education from the College of Charleston. Carmelina Livingston was selected to attend the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Teacher Educator Institute at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts and is now an active facilitator of the EiE Professional Development Community for workshops within South Carolina.
Carmelina’s lifelong passion has been to provide authentic learning experiences that can lead to innovative thinking and learning among teachers and students. She continues to stay abreast on science, technology and innovative learning that includes mobile and blended learning with digital devices and other technologies, global communications through social media, engineering education, and integrated STEM education research and practice. She globally communicates current STEM education news, research, policy and resources through S²TEM Centers SC’s Twitter account.
She has been acknowledged through several honors and awards, most recently served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC, and she brings an understanding of national level STEM research, policy, programs and practices to South Carolina. She recently co-authored a new book, Einstein Fellows Best Practices in STEM Education, and her writing emphasizes building a foundation for successful STEM education at the elementary level.
Carmelina’s joys in life include her family, friends, and her interest and fascination with cognitive learning, her love for the ocean and the environment, and her disposition to have fun in life!