Mark DeMorra is the Maryland 4-H STEM Specialist at College Park, overseeing 4-H programs including robotics, aerospace, computer science, engineering, and makerspaces. After interning at NASA-Goddard in the Astrophysics Department in 2009, Mark ran STEM programs across Maryland for kids through adults for 13 years. He was on the Board of Directors of the M4Reactor makerspace in Salisbury and was a Maryland Out-of-School-Time STEMbassador from 2014-2017. At the Wicomico Library, Mark coached their Zero Robotics team, a cooperative program with NASA, MIT, DARPA, and Lockheed-Martin. The team won the international championship in 2014, getting to watch their code run live on the International Space Station with play-by-play done by the astronauts aboard. Mark also coached FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams from 2009 to 2019 for the Salisbury School, Horizons Program, Wicomico Libraries, and 4-H. While at UMES, he taught Honors Physics to STEM majors, was a part-time STEM tutor, business consultant, the Somerset 4-H STEM educator, and began doctoral research in Physics with a focus on nanotechnology and nano-scale 3D-Printing. He likes to travel, read, play games, attend trivia nights, and watch game shows.
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