Beverly Owens is a science educator at Discovery Place Education Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she conducts STEM-based professional development programs for teachers. Prior to joining the Discovery Place team, Beverly taught 8th grade science at Crest Middle School for ten years, and was recognized as Teacher of the Year, NCSMT Outstanding K-8 Educator, and NC Outstanding Earth Science Teacher. During her time as a classroom teacher, Beverly also worked part-time as a Program Specialist at The Schiele Museum of Natural History. In addition to her work at the Education Studio, Beverly has served on the NCSLA Fellows Committee and Event Planning Committee. She was an NCSLA Fellow in the 2012 – 2014 cohort.
As a teacher educator, Beverly looks for innovative ways to integrate 3D printing and laser cutting technologies into education to support classroom instruction by producing manipulatives and models. She also loves exploring the ‘world’ of science through dinosaur digs, NOAA Teacher at Sea, Project Archaeology, NASA MAVEN Educator Ambassador, and other professional development opportunities. Beverly enjoys writing STEM curricula and sharing those activities at conferences such as the National Science Teachers Association and NC Science Teachers Association, and her educational presentations include Robotics and Literacy, Geoscience Education in a Digital World, Ocean Exploration: From the Sea to the Classroom, and 3D Printing in the STEM Classroom.
Beverly Owens graduated from Cleveland Community College in 2002 with an Associate in Arts degree in History and Art. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 and a Master of Arts degree in 2006, both in Middle Grades Education from Gardner-Webb University.