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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Meet the Instructors

Caitlin Chamberlin

Caitlin ChamberlainCaitlin Chamberlin received her Master of Education from the University of Washington. She's taught science courses for the UW Youth & Teen Programs for several years, including DIY Electronics and NanoCamp. Last summer she was selected to participate in the Research Experience for Teachers program through the National Science Foundation, conducting research in a chemistry lab on campus and developing curricula. She currently teaches high school robotics for Unified Robotics, a program through Special Olympics Washington. Caitlin taught upper elementary at Bertschi School in Seattle for eight years. 

Teaches: Innovation Lab: Circuitry & Coding 


Jennifer Cuffman

Jennifer Cuffman

Jennifer Cuffman received her doctorate in English literature from the University of Washington. During her time at the UW, Jennifer taught a variety of writing classes in the Expository Writing Program, and she loves helping her students feel more comfortable and confident as writers. 

Teaches: Sharpen Your Writing Skills


Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Steve Howard is a middle school STEM teacher in the Edmonds School District. His work focuses on engineering and design-build projects. Steve takes a hands-on approach to promote technical skills in youth, including CAD modeling; coding; robotics; 3D and laser printing; and using shop tools to build confidence, creativity and career-connected learning.

Teaches: 3D Design & CAD Modeling