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Susan Engelhardt

Outreach Instructor & Program Coordinator

Educational Background

  • Gustavus Adolphus College - BA-Physics, Minor-Coaching
  • Arizona State University - MS - Kinesiology/Biomechanics

How long have you worked at GSSM?

Since 2009

How long have you worked in academia?    

Since 2003

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.    

I love providing opportunities for students to experience STEM fields who many not be able to get those experiences in their area's.

Please list and describe any personal information you would like to share.    

I love working with young students on science activities and teaching my two young kids. I also love downhill skiing (I'm from Minnesota) and springboard diving (My master thesis was about the physics of springboard diving).

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?    

I got to know my husband while taking a college travel class entitled "Astronomy in the South Pacific"

What's your favorite quote?    

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” - Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!