Speaker: Cynthia Graville-Smith
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Cynthia Graville-Smith

Educational Technology Manager
Saint Louis Science Center
School and Community Partnerships
5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis MO
63110 USA

Cynthia Graville-Smith is the Educational Technology Manager for the School and Community Partnerships department at the Saint Louis Science Center. Focusing on digital media and its impact on engaging underrepresented audiences in museum learning, Cynthia integrates a majority of her work in the Saint Louis Science Center’s work-based outreach program, Youth Exploring Science (YES). Through her work she uses technology as a means of exposing YES teens and other at-risk youth to a variety of academic and career pathways. Her passion for creating on-line communities of science, technology, engineering and mathematics learners has led to multiple program initiatives, including the YES program’s participatory website, www.youthexploringscience.com. Cynthia has a B.A. in Interactive Media from Webster University, and a Masters of Education in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Cynthia will present Expressing diverse institutional identities through Web 2.0. [Paper]