NJ STEM Month Committee

NJ STEM Month Committee

If you're interested in joining our committee, please contact Shirley Guzman at sguzman@rdnj.org

Our Committee

Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D.


Dr. Bruce Bukiet is an applied mathematician who has made contributions to numerous areas of mathematical modeling, including detonations, insect infestation, applications of math to biology and baseball. 

Kim Case


Kim Case is the NJSPN’s Managing Partner. She leads the organization and all of its initiatives and collaborates with industry and government leaders to strengthen the STEM workforce in NJ. 

Thomas Chen

Thomas Chen is a high school student in Morris County that is passionate about machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. He is highly involved in science research in these areas.

Shirley Guzman

Shirley Guzman is the project manager of the NJSPN. She works closely with the NJ STEM ecosystems to ensure that their initiatives stay on track.  

Jeannine Lanphear

Jeannine Lanphear is the North Brunswick Township Public Schools Supervisor of Math and Science for the middle grades. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Art History and first worked in the educational assessment industry in technology. After leaving the business world to become a math teacher, she completed a masters degree in educational technology and later joined the North Brunswick Township Public Schools in her current position. Active in varied professional initiatives, she was a member of the NJ Department of Education Technology Standards Writing Committee for the 2020 Computer Science/Design Thinking standards.  But most of all, Mrs. Lanphear’s professional passion is working with educators, students and families to ensure opportunities for achievement in high interest STEM+ education for all students.

Jim Lipuma, Ph.D.

Dr. James Lipuma is a faculty member in the Humanities Department at NJIT and Director of the Collaborative for Leadership Education, and Assessment Research (CLEAR).  Currently, he leads the STEM for Success project, a continuations of his NSF INCLUDES project to promote STEM for all especially  those in traditionally  under-represented groups.  For more information, please visit: https://www.jameslipuma.com/

Rishi Shah

Rishi is a freshman at the College of New Jersey in the 7-year medical program with New Jersey Medical School. He was involved with several science related organizations in high school, such as the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program, Waksman Student Scholars Program, and Science Olympiad. Currently, he is a news editor for The Signal (TCNJ’s weekly newspaper) and the legislative lead for the New Jersey Insulin4All chapter. In his free time, Rishi enjoys playing tennis and drumming.