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Wendi Laurence

Wendi Laurence is the founder of Create-osity, a company that brings learning innovation to life through developmental program evaluation and curriculum design. Her work has supported learning nationwide with varied organizations such as the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, South Dakota Discovery Center, Boston Museum of Science, PBS, WGBH, and various NASA programs. She served as a Curriculum Specialist helping to scale-up NASA’s Summer of Innovation program and supporting informal learning organizations nationwide. Wendi is an award-winning teacher who has taught across the curriculum from preschool to graduate school in the classroom and in experiential learning settings. Dr. Laurence was an adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University and is a prolific scholar in the field of STEAM learning. Her interests are varied and include astronomy, gardening, photography and the fiber arts. In 2016 she received the NSTA Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator award. She was recently elected to serve as the National Science Teaching Association District XIV Director from 2018 to 2021.