University of Delaware
Andrea Drewes is a doctoral student in Learning Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research interests include how informal science learning environments can assist with the formal learning of science, as well as the use of formative assessment techniques to promote science learning. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was the Coordinator for Teacher Professional Development at the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo. There she worked with classroom teachers to develop meaningful ways to integrate life science and conservation messages into classrooms of all types. Before moving into informal science education, Andrea taught middle school science in Worcester County, MD for five years. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry Education and a M.Ed. in Science Education from Salisbury University. Her work with MADE CLEAR includes supporting the Teacher Professional Development components of the program and conducting research on the development of students’ ideas on climate science.