Tool #8: Why Authentic STEM?

  1. Intro: Why Authentic STEM?
  2. Michele Friedman Testimonial
  3. Sherry Snow Testimonial
  4. Kurt Munson Testimonial
  5. Holger Köster and Pia Weber Testimonial

There are many reasons to initiate Authentic STEM program in a local area. The video clips in this tool provide an opportunity to hear directly from past and current participants: schools, instructors and students in both the U.S. and Germany.

These first-person narratives can inspire school administrators, instructors, and students wherever they are.  Please know that everyone featured in the videos below are available to speak with interested organizations.

Schools & Instructors in the United States

Michele Friedman, Director of Career & Technical Training, CV-TEC, Champlain Valley NY

Sherry Snow, Student Services Coordinator,
CV-TEC, Champlain Valley NY

Kurt Munson, Principle, Malone Middle School, Malone NY

Schools & Instructors in Germany

Holger Köster, Head of School, Instructor of Math and Civics, Olpe Gymnasium School,
Olpe, Germany
Pia Weber, Biology
and German Instructor,
Olpe Gymnasium School, Olpe, Germany

For more information about the educational and career exploration benefits of Authentic STEM, please reach out to the North Country Workforce Partnership, Inc. (NCWP) at

Our team can connect you with our phenomenal partners in education to further demonstrate the benefits in every aspect of the program.