Liza Goldstein is an Invention Education Administrator at the Lemelson-MIT Program, where she leads the K-12 curricula development of hands-on invention activities and oversees local outreach efforts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A big believer in showing kids that they can solve problems impacting their lives or communities, Liza is passionate about invention education.
Liza’s background in curricula development, teaching, and STEM education, have been an asset to growing Lemelson-MIT’s collection of resources and connecting with local organizations. Prior to joining Lemelson-MIT, Liza received a Masters of education and led outreach efforts for three years at GBH, Boston’s PBS station. At GBH, she worked on productions like “Design Squad” and kickstarted the “Time to Invent Club,” an invention after-school program for elementary-age students funded by the Lemelson Foundation. Liza began working at Lemelson-MIT in 2013 where she was tasked with writing the JV InvenTeam curricula and training high school grantees to implement the new initiative. Liza continues to lead invention education endeavors that tap into her strong writing, communications, creative thinking, and outreach skills. Outside of work, Liza is currently writing a children’s invention book for girls, serves on the PTO board at her children’s school, and trains for half marathons.
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Cornell University
Master of Education, Learning and Teaching, Harvard University
If you could invent anything, what would it be?
If Liza could invent anything it would be a time travel machine.