Scott Nichols (MD) - Technology and Engineering Education Supervisor at Maryland State Department of Education


Scott Nichols is the Technology & Engineering Education Supervisor at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) where he serves at the State Consortium Director for Engineering by Design. Additionally, he oversees K-12 Computer Science and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) implementation. Scott previously worked with the Baltimore County Public Schools as a STEM Chair where he was awarded the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Teacher Excellence Award, the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland (TEEAM) Award of Excellence, and both County Council and Governor Citations for Excellence in STEM Education. He has also served as a PLTW Master Teacher for Digital Electronics where he led core training institutes to prepare teachers from around the nation to teach PLTW curricula. Currently, Scott is a content leader in the Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education framework development project. Scott has presented on integrative STEM Education at several local and national conferences including the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum. He is currently working with faculty from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University, and Ohio State University to prepare presentations for the upcoming 2019 ITEEA Conference. In addition, he serves on the Executive Board for the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland, the Maryland Science Olympiad Executive Board, the National Computer Science Education Week/Hour of Code Advisory Committee, the Maryland Title I Committee of Practitioners, and is currently a 21st Century Leadership Academy Fellow. He will also serve on the upcoming standing committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment.


December 3, 2018, 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
“Bake In” Security by Infusing Cybersecurity Concepts into the K-12 Curricula - Texas Salon C