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Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh
CEO and Galactic Problem Solver



Jacob Gorczyca, Dir. of Human Resources

Leah Kennelly, Project Manager


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Ellen Cavanaugh, CEO and Galactic Problem Solver

Email Ellen straddles the worlds of robotics and theology, Kindergarten through 6th grade learners and Research Fellows at the Baden Academy Charter School Media Lab, 9th-12th graders and faculty at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Create Lab, and undergraduates at Duquesne University.  She is a small business owner (Grow a Generation, LLC) and community advocate (director of the …

Jacob Gorczyca, Director of Human Resources and Inter-Dimensional Mission Control

Jacob Gorczyca directs our human resources, is often found booking and guiding our STEM Career Tours. He can occasionally be seen at our G-MITES camps and classes.  He is the point of contact for all of our STEM Lords and Ladies, those incredible human resources who enable the students and faculty we work with bringing …

Leah Kennelly – Project Manager

Leah Kennelly joins Grow a Generation with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and nearly ten years of experience as a senior engineer with Proctor and Gamble. Most recently, Leah has been involved in schools, scouts, and faith communities taking up the topics of education reform and academic improvement. She brings with …

STEM Lords and Ladies (Camp Leaders)

Joel Cilli, the STEM director at PA Cyber will be leading two camps for middle school, Arduino Circuits and Code and Redstone Circuits in Real Life. These camps come with kits for the kids to take home and continue exploring thei brave new world of circuits and robotics. William Cody started Mad Science of Pittsburgh …

Student Bloggers

Grow a Generation Research Fellows and Scholars are encouraged to contribute to the world today, writing, filming, photographing their experiences in a way that others will learn and be inspired. Enjoy their guest blogs and help make meaningful projects possible! ALEX HOEHN JENNA HALENDA HANNAH PEACOCK IAN CAVANAUGH  LENA CLERICI

Positions Open

STEM CAMP LEADERS Apply by completing  FORM  Grow a Generation is looking for teachers and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enthusiasts to teach summer camps and afterschool workshops Questions can be directed to drellen “at”  Be bold! Apply with creativity!        

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