As an Invention Education Administrator of K-12 Programs, Evelyn Gómez supports schools and districts as they embed invention education into the school day. By working alongside our Partners in Invention Education and building on the strengths of each community, we aim to remedy historic inequities among those who develop inventions, protect their intellectual property, and build wealth from their creations. Evelyn’s efforts prioritize working with young women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other disinvested communities.
Evelyn’s diverse background in engineering, education, and activism provides the perfect foundation for leading the local outreach efforts expanding invention education opportunities for young people of color. Before joining Lemelson-MIT in 2019, Evelyn worked for a broad range of education organizations, including policy work with local school committees, STEM-related nonprofit organizations, work as a math and science teacher in public schools, and work as an engineering instructor in community colleges. As a trained STEM educator, Evelyn infused her passion for inclusive STEM education to teach learners of all ages how to use math and science to invent.
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Education, Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard University
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles