Deborah Peek-Brown is an Academic Outreach Specialist for the Create for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. Deborah began her career as a science educator in Detroit Public Schools, where she taught for twenty-eight years. She has also worked as a research associate experienced in planning comprehensive professional development programs for multi-year science curriculum research projects, as well as coordinating data collection and communication with research project participants in public, private and charter schools. She is now a part of science curriculum development teams with expertise in project-based science, science literacy and the use of learning technologies. She has presented at local and national education conferences including NSTA, NARST and ICLS.