Chelle Myrann has been teaching physics, math, and physical science for the Phoenix Union High School District for over 20 years. She misses converting gas cars to electric with her students and racing them all over the country, but has found an unparalleled passion with InvenTeams. Her 2010 InvenTeam students were chosen to attend the first White House Science Fair. She coaches FIRST Robotics, enjoyed piloting the JV InvenTeam curriculum, and has developed a four-year STEM program at her school. Five students from the 2010 Cesar Chavez InvenTeam and three educators, including Chelle Myrann, were awarded U.S. Patent 8,845,560 on Sep. 30, 2014, for the team’s project – a physical therapy chair. She held a community engagement event to celebrate with school administrators, families, and friends who continue to support young inventors and her growing STEM program at the high school.

Chelle looks forward to meeting the new crop of aspiring inventors at EurekaFest each summer, and is energized by the process of mentoring both InvenTeam educators and students.