Advisory Committee

The Teen Science Café Advisory Committee provides essential guidance to the Teen Science Café Network leadership on issues of program development, evaluation, network growth and management, and other aspects of effectively disseminating the Teen Science Café model and design principles nationally and internationally. They are a vital resource to continually improve the work of the Network and its members.

The board meets quarterly, but is consulted as needed throughout the year on issues that may arise.


photo of Larry Bell

Larry Bell is Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Science Boston. He was Director of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), a major initiative funded by NSF to raise public engagement with science, engineering and technology. He brings significant experience in developing a community of practice from the ground up.




Katey Ahmann is Head of Featured Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where she oversees Public Science Events, Lectures and Town Hall series, Science Cafés and visitor programs. She established one of the five original programs in the Teen Science Café Network.




Portrait of Preeti Gupta, Education

Preeti Gupta is Director for Youth Learning and Research and is responsible for strategic planning and program development for out of school time youth initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History. She leads a research agenda centered on youth learning.







Dale McCreedy, draws upon 3 decades in the museum field that includes supporting STEM and literacy learning, developing collaborations focused on girls in STEM, and creating engaging experiences for underrepresented and underserved facilitators, children and families. She is the VP of Audience & Community Engagement at the in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the lead for the Tennessee Girls Collaborative.