Maureen Kelliher

Engineering Ambassadors Outreach Coordinator

My journey to the Leonhard Center:

I began at the Leonhard Center in November of 2022 in the role of Engineering Ambassador’s Outreach Coordinator.  My interests have always involved STEM, starting with undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry. After working in industry for years, I decided to pivot and follow a passion for education by earning a master’s in teaching - secondary science at Monmouth University (NJ). Teaching science to high school students was fulfilling and always interesting.  Although I took a break from teaching, I found that I continued to be involved in science groups targeting youth, including mentoring students and managing science competition groups. My current position Engineering Ambassadors Outreach Coordinator allows me to organize events and activities that give K-12 students an opportunity to learn about the possibilities of engineering and gives our Penn State undergraduate students an opportunity to experience how their community involvement generates curiosity of science in younger learners.

Maureen is passionate about:

  • Introducing K-12 students to engineering
  • Engaging all types of learners
  • Project-based learning
  • Volleyball

What to Contact Maureen for:

Email Maureen if you want to learn more about Engineering Ambassadors K-12 outreach.



The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020