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Pamela Gilchrist

Director of K-12 Programs
Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Pamela Gilchrist, director of K-12 Programs for the Innovation Campus, brings 22 years of experience in developing multidisciplinary K-12 programs across the United States and within the public schools of North Carolina. Gilchrist enhances the Innovation Campus mission to unlock the power of diverse people and ideas to solve the world’s most pressing problems through technology, strategic partnering, programming and policy.

Gilchrist is the former director of The Science House’s Anderson and Imhotep Academies at North Carolina State University. The programs she directed at North Carolina State were geared toward providing K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming (STEM) for underrepresented and underserved populations. She was responsible for the oversight, development, and evaluation of synchronous and asynchronous STEM programs for students, teachers, and parents across the state of North Carolina.

Gilchrist is an advocate for equity and has served as a leader in multiple organizations, including as past president of both the North Carolina Science Leadership Association and the North Carolina Science Fair Foundation. She has also served internationally as a science and technology educator in the United Kingdom.

Her research interests are in STEM programs, equity, teacher professional development, workforce development, adoption of innovations, and multidisciplinary partnerships. Gilchrist has developed and presented workshops across North and Central America, Europe, East Asia and Africa. She also has numerous publications that inform research and practice communities. Gilchrist has garnered a number of grants for her programs from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and from private foundations totaling in the millions of dollars.

Gilchrist holds a Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis, an M.S. in instructional technology, and a B.S. in middle grades education.

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Events featuring Pamela Gilchrist
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