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Justin ShaiferBringing STEM Education Into the Classroom
Featured speaker: Justin J. Shaifer
March 2, 2020

Lecture: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Q&A: 7 - 7:15 p.m.
Reception: 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Fordham University Lincoln Center
12th Floor, Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
New York, New York

RSVP for Bringing STEM Education Into the Classroom or for more information, email

A rising star in STEM education and advocacy, Justin J. Shaifer is a LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology and popular science communicator with a talent for understanding and inspiring GenZ. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Fascinate, Inc., a nonprofit that partners with organizations such as Microsoft, Google, and the MIT Media Lab to excite underrepresented students about STEM careers. He is also a science education Ph.D. student at Teachers College of Columbia University and host of WGBH’s live science show, Escape Lab, featured on Twitch. Known for the Magic Cool Bus Project and his TEDx talk, “How to Speak Generation Z,” and also known as “Mr. Fascinate,” Justin is a prominent presence on social media who continues to reach millions with his content, keynotes, and workshops.

Justin’s goal “to be for STEM what ESPN is for sports”, and to inspire young people to “embrace their inner nerd despite their surroundings,” springs from his own life experience. Growing up in a single-parent home on the South Side of Chicago, he had little awareness of the potential of a STEM career. Self-taught and fascinated by science, Justin earned scholarships from NASA and NOAA that covered 100% of his tuition and room and board at Hampton University. Justin graduated with a degree in marine and environmental science, earning the department’s highest GPA while also serving as student body president.

Committed to paying his success and love of science forward, Justin founded Fascinate, Inc. a nonprofit that reaches out to underrepresented students to “Get Them Into STEM!” through a culturally responsive STEM curriculum. Read more about Justin's work.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting

Restaurant B San Francisco

April 17-21, 2020 | San Francisco

GSE Opening Reception

Friday, April 17, 2020
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dean Virginia Roach and the Fordham Graduate School of Education will celebrate at an opening reception during AERA at San Francisco's B Restaurant & Bar.

RSVP for the AERA 2020 or for more information, email

View Fordham 2020 AERA presentations.

Fordham University’s Institute for Effective Governance and Equity


A unique executive education program designed to strengthen the competencies and capabilities of public school boards and school administrative teams to work together to solve complex problems.

June 29 - July 1, 2020
Lincoln Center Campus
113 W 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

The institute program supports full immersion and high-intensity learning, and provides an effective opportunity for school district governance bodies and their administrative teams to engage in joint learning. Teams will be able to reflect upon how their individual actions affect the overall performance of the organization and share their learnings in a structured, collaborative, and accountable structure working with a broad network of school districts.

Register for the Institute for Effective Governance and Equity and learn more here.