Serving Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties
Director and Owner, Shu-ling Garver
Shu-ling Garver has been an engineer at Intel Corporation since 1989. She has had a very successful career as a technical assistant / advisor to Intel’s enterprise Chief Technology Officer (CTO). She is currently in Intel's Global Ecosystem Development working with major computer manufacturers and designers (OEM/ODM) for their computing platform launches.
Shu-ling received her M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Portland State University and a B.A. in English Literature from Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute.
Shu-ling is devoted to help our next generation to generate more engineers. Especially, she wants to help young girls to understand that engineering and science are not just for boys. She is an inspiration to other engineers and future engineers.
- CNN Money News online in March 2013: Executive by day, entrepreneur by night;
- Entrepreneur.com October 2013:Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation
Curriculum Director and Owner, Bret Hadley
Bret Hadley has worked in high tech companies including In Focus and Pixel Works as an operation’s manager. Bret has since obtained a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) in the field of Physical Education and Health from Portland Concordia University. He taught Health, PE, Language Arts, and Science classes. His dream was becoming a teacher to work with and educate our kids. Our next generation is in desperate need of engineering and science awareness, education and participation. Bret has always enjoyed working with children.
Besides Bret’s graduate education and strong skills to qualify him as a great teacher, he has always been an athlete in multiple sport disciplines. He enjoys all sports, especially soccer and bicycling.
Lead Teacher, Aaron Park
Aaron is currently a student at Portland State University pursuing a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. He has a B.A. in Spanish, Anthropology from Ripon College in Ripon, WI. His career goal is to be in the field of education. He is very passionate about the importance of STEM education.
Lead Teacher, Matthew Lambert
Matthew Lambert recently graduated from Reed College with B.A. in Physics. During his senior year, he wrote a thesis on The Perfect Skipping Stone. He has extensive experience working in the lab and loves experiments. Since graduating, he has been exploring the possibilities of becoming an engineer, an educator, or both. Science thrills Matthew. He loves to learn about new scientific discoveries that change the way we see the world around us. Teaching is a wonderful way to share those moments with others.
In addition to his scientific expertise, Matthew is an enthusiastic biker, computer wizard, freelance author, and science fiction fan. His long term goal is to find a way to make a living doing something awesome that makes the world a better place.
Lead Teacher, Ben Busch
Ben has a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology from Pacific University. He recently returned after 3 years of teaching English at American Eagle Institute to first grade to high school students, ages 6-14, in Taiwan. He planned, led, and exceed at an international speaking competition. Ben was also a Leader/ Assistant Leader for Pacific University’s Outdoor activities program. His personal belief is that learning can not only be a very enriching experience, but also be a very entertaining experience.
EFK Instructor, Josh Kirkpatrick
Josh currently is a student at Portland Community College working on AA of Music Education. He has a very interesting background in pursuing teaching both music and engineering: he is immersed in principles of technology, electronics and Tuba. His career goal is to teach a large band in schools.