Aecern started as an oceanographer’s passion project to deliver easy ways for kids to learn together with science data and observations. With the support of programs with the Office of the Navy, East Bay Education Collaborative of Rhode Island, Jason Learning, and Lloyd Center for the Environment we have continued to develop a versatile learning platform for K-12 classrooms.
Aecern participated in the ninth incubator cohort of 4pt0 Schools.
At Aecern we are driven to explore everything. We approach science and engineering education as career scientists with a deep understanding of the authentic practices and daily critical thinking skills necessary to solve real problems.
Our vision is an educational system where teachers have the time and tools to grow comfortable with open inquiry and transition to support discovery-based learning, so that all types of students become future problem-solvers.
Dr. Andone investigates the frontiers of ocean sciences at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She guides strategic vision and mentors young scientists in their early careers.
Ms. Knittle began her career as an educator in the Peace Corps teaching in Ghana. She taught for over 12 years in American and International schools with significant US military student populations in the Middle East (Jordan, Saudi Arabia) and Asia (South Korea). During the past 15 years she has served as the District K-12 Technology Integration Specialist for the Barnstable (MA) Public Schools, a visiting lecturer at both Bridgewater State University and Endicott College, and as Adjunct Professor at the American International College (Springfield, MA).
Ms. Jackson has spent 12 years as an educator in grades 7 – 12. In 2014, she opened a STEAM company to provide after school programming for students interested in developing STEM career readiness skills, and has developed and delivered over 30 programs, reaching more than 800 middle and high school students. She has collaborated with several robotics companies, stem kit developers, and online curriculum developers to connect entrepreneurial ideas with the needs of schools today.