“I CAN STEM” NJ Inductees

I CAN STEM

Role Models

New Jersey Inductees

The New Jersey STEM Pathways Network honors diverse STEM leaders who have made and continue to make significant contributions in STEM. 

"Equity is at the heart of all the work we do for STEM in the State. I CAN STEM is an initiative that will support our continued work towards our goal of making STEM accessible and representative of everyone."
Kim Case
NJSPN Manager

2021 New Jersey Inductees

January

Lauren Madden

Associate Professor at The College of New Jersey

Dr. Madden is a science educator who advocates for scientific literacy and the health of our planet through teaching and learning. Dr. Madden currently serves as an Associate Professor at The College of New Jersey. She received her B.A. from University of New Hampshire, M.S. from University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

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February

Naseed Gifted

Principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School

Naseed Gifted is an educator, engineer and writer for sci-fi comic book series P.B.Soldier. ​A​ New Jersey native, and NJIT, St. Peter’s University and New York University graduate, Gifted is also the founder of Newark’s Comic Book Festival and Animation Film Festival “Khem Comic Fest and Khem Animation Film Festival.” 

Presently, Naseed Gifted is the principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, NJ.

March

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December

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I CAN STEM

New Jersey Inductees

The I CAN STEM New Jersey Inductees are selected through a nomination process which is reviewed by the NJSPN’s ​New Jersey STEM Strategic Advisory Board​. The NJSPN is no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 New Jersey inductees. 

By including role models right in our State, students will have the opportunity to meet or hear from them in real life and learn about the various STEM industries that are right here in New Jersey.