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Steven McGee is president of The Learning Partnership, an independent research organization that focuses on development and implementation of STEM programs. He is a cofounder and research director for two computer science research-practice partnerships: the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) and Preparing Urban Milwaukee for Pathways in Computer Science (PUMP-CS), which support the Computer Science for All initiatives in Chicago and Milwaukee, spanning the spectrum from elementary to higher education. He serves as the outreach director for the NSF-funded Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research program in Puerto Rico, his maternal family’s homeland. Dr. McGee has more three decades of expertise in fostering long-term partnerships between researchers and practitioners. As the first Puerto Rican learning scientist in the nation, he studies how to support learning from an individual cognitive perspective as well as from the perspective of systems and social contexts. He has formerly served as a Northwestern University faculty member in the School of Education and Social Policy, Director of Technology and Assessment at Loyola University, and Chief R&D Officer for the NASA Classroom of the Future. As an entrepreneur, he has launched two educational companies. He received a B.S. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University with a concentration in computer studies and child development. He received a Ph.D. in the learning sciences from Northwestern University and an MBA from Wheeling Jesuit University.
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