Angela M Sheehan

Education Outreach Professional

  • 10+ years experience in STEM technologies and techniques including engineering, design, fabrication.

  • Experienced in STEM/STEAM outreach event planning and volunteering

  • Diverse teaching experience delivering professional development training onsite, at events, and online.

  • Motivated and creative problem solver with outstanding attention to detail.

  • Collaborative team player with experience in managing multiple cross-functional, strategic projects.

  • Self-directed learner with a passion for continual growth and improvement.

Skills and Expertise

  • Creating, updating, and maintaining educational content and training materials for educators.

  • Customer and technical support for educators incorporating technology in the classroom.

  • Graphic design in Adobe Creative Cloud for templates, printables, and technical illustrations.

  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite for communication and presentations.

Volunteering, Events, and  Outreach

2019 Studio 775 Volunteer - Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, CO Weekly Mini makerspace volunteer.

2018 BLDG61 Guest Instructor - Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO Contract educator for maker workshops in the BLDG61 library makerspace.

2018 Boulder CSED Week - Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO Delivered three electronics workshops focused on sewable electronics.

2018 Dragon Con - Atlanta, GA Organized wearable tech meetup and taught over 300 cosplayers in Costume Hacking workshops.

2015 - 2017 CBS4 Girls and Science - Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO Planned and curated SparkFun Electronics demo room and activities for event with over 9,000 guests.

2014 - 2016 GESTEM - Rocky Mountain Society for Women Engineers, Denver CO Organized and delivered SparkFun Electronics paper circuit activities for 7th grade girls in annual event.

2012 - 2013 Mini Maker Faire Programming Committee - Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH Planning committee. Responsible for coordinating and creating programming and maker applications.

2012 Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn Community Volunteer - South End Technology Center, Boston, MA Directed a four hour wearable electronics workshop for Youth Teacher Applicants.

2012 MIT Museum Volunteer - MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA F.A.T Chain Reaction and Cambridge Science Festival Science on the Street outreach events.

Work Experience

Creative Technologist

GellaCraft, Boulder, CO                                            2017 - Present

  • Public speaking at national events (SXSW Interactive, ISTE, Maker Faire).

  • Develops and delivers workshops on craft technology, costumes, and cosplay.

  • Independent consulting on wearable technology applications.

Product Manager - Education

SparkFun Electronics, Niwot, CO                                       2017 - 2018  

  • Served as key product owner for education and beginner product development and resale.

  • Created documentation, technical resources, and videos.

  • Developed and delivered professional development resources on educational product lines.

  • Conducted field testing and market research.

Education Outreach Coordinator/e-Textile Specialist

SparkFun Electronics, Niwot, CO                                     2013 - 2017

  • Aided in the development of curricula, taught in classrooms and special events/conferences.

  • Coordinated and lead workshops both onsite at SparkFun HQ and on National Education Tour.

  • Developed educational project tutorials for publishing on SparkFun’s online learning system.

  • Advised and assisted educators new to using electronics in their learning spaces.

Blogger/DIY Facilitator

Soft Circuit Saturdays, Dover, NH                                   2009 - 2013

  • Documented, researched, and prototyped craft technology.

  • Developed and presented workshops, event-based demonstrations, and personalized instruction.

Education

Certificate in Customer-Focused Product and Service Design, Cornell University Online 2017

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Visual Arts (Digital Arts/Animation), Bennington College, Bennington, VT 2007

Selected Lectures, Presentations, and Panels

2018 "Designing Expressive Modular Hardware" with Mary West, Hackaday Superconference, Pasadena, CA

2018 "Getting Started with Sewable Electronics" Bay Area Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA

2018 "Design x Tech: DIY Wearable Electronics" SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX

2016 "Prototyping Wireless Wearables with LilyPad Simblee" WEAR Conference, Boston, MA

2015 "Circuit Scribe: Joining Art and Science with Conductive Gel Pens" with Brian Huang, NSTA, Chicago, IL

2014 "Girls and Emerging Technology" panelist, VT Dept of Libraries E21 Conference, Burlington, VT