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Combining Student Passion With The Local Community To Make An Authentic Global Impact

Throughout January we'll explore untraditional skill sets & why they’re important for today’s world. Tracey Winey & John Howe, Co-Founders of Engineering Brightness from the United States went live on the HundrED Facebook Page to share how we can combine individual student passion with the local community to make an authentic global impact!

This video first appeared on our Facebook page on January 30th, as part of the HundrED WEBday series. 


Who are John Howe & Tracey Winey?

John Howe is the founder and Director of the STEM Institutes hosted by Poudre School District in Fort Collins and is a co-founder of Engineering Brightness. He is a Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. student at Colorado State University with a research focus on broadening participation in STEM. John was recognized by the Fort Collins Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and commitment to furthering STEM education and was the Colorado Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year.

John is a recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration CO-WY Award and is a pilot and active volunteer for the Experimental Aircraft Association. John was the McDonald’s NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year for Wyoming and is a mentor for Team America Rocketry Challenge. John has published and presented at the local, state, national and international level on STEM education.

Tracey Winey is one of the original three co-founders of Engineering Brightness. She has led the way in establishing global connections and lantern distribution and research for the program. She is also the Media Specialist at Preston Middle School, an instructor at Colorado State University, the Delta Force coordinator for the STEM Institutes and an original co-founder of the STEM Educator Symposium.

Tracey has been named the Fort Collins Teacher of the Month by her peers, named the regional EntrepreNerd by local high school students, named the Tackle STEM Coach of the month by The Denver Broncos, and has received the Allen Distinguished Educator Award by her national community. Tracey is a Google Certified Teacher a Flat Classrooms Certified Teacher and a SMART Exemplary Educator. She has presented and has been published at the local, state, national, and international level. Tracey is an active global contributor to fighting light poverty, providing authentic STEM opportunities and strengthening prospective and current educators.


HundrED WEBdays take place weekly via Facebook Live and we invite everyone to actively participate in the conversation! You can access the webinars by joining the HundrED Facebook page. Contact our Global Community Manager, Pukhraj Ranjan, for more information: pukhraj@hundred.org.