Kim Magloire, the founder of SciTech Kids, has a passion and talent for nurturing young minds. She is a leader in the STEAM movement—adding an “A” for Art to the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)—which provides a new way of drawing connections about STEM topics. Through her programs, professional development services, and speaking engagements, Magloire spreads her philosophy that children can excel in science and engineering if taught using hands-on activities that centers on decision making, communicating and collaborating, 21st century skills that help them make meaningful connections between science and everyday life.
A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University, Magloire is a biologist and epidemiologist who develops curriculum and captivating, hands-on experiences that transform children into budding scientists. She created a chemistry video series in partnership with About.com, presented at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for their STEAM event, was featured in a documentary about SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates electricity, and in a TV segment on My Long Island TV about the physics of Amusement Parks. She has served as a science consultant for Kickin Nutrition TV and was featured in the November 2014 issue of NY Family Magazine about how to identify a good STEAM program. SciTech Kids was also the winner in the 2014 White House Student Film Festival for its film, Full STEAM Ahead.
Magloire has a long history of working with and mentoring students in the STEM field. She has served as an adjunct professor at NYU POLY, a science coordinator for Poly NYU Science Summer Research Program, and on the advisory board of the Siemens Science Competition. Magloire has received numerous awards for her work, including national "Community Leader of the Year" from the Quaker Oats Company, “Women Shaping History Today,” by Education Update newspaper, the “Education Award” by the Brooklyn Chapter of the Professional Women’s Club, and has been profiled in various magazines and newspapers including the Newsday, Black Enterprise, New York Family and Parent Guide for her work in education. She is the author of Electricity and Magnetism, Hands-on Science Series, published by J. Weston Walch and six test prep books, including Cracking the AP Biology and Cracking Earth Science published by the Princeton Review. Magloire has also presented at twice at both SXSW edu and SXSW interactive about its STEAM programs and how to increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM fields.