Patrick Ashby returns to ICC STEM Camp for his second year as Camp Director. Patrick has been a high school science teacher for 15 years – the last nine at Greenwich Academy. Before GA, Patrick taught in public schools in London and urban independent schools in the US providing him with an understanding of education from different perspectives. Patrick emphasizes a seamless integration of math, technology, and science into his chemistry and physics classes and is most passionate about fostering the desire and ability to innovate and problem solve using STEM skills. Patrick has a B.S. in Chemistry and a Masters in Chemistry Education from UConn and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Columbia University, where he was hired as adjunct assistant professor of science education, teaching young and veteran teachers how to better incorporate learning theory and research into their methods. Patrick has become very interested in understanding and teaching STEM as a human endeavor – one that is intimately connected to history and culture. Patrick is the father of two.