Keynote - sheila Boyington
President- Thinking Media/Learning Blade®
National Senior Advisor-STEMconnector®/Million Women Mentors®
Sheila C. Boyington, PE is the President of Thinking Media, a Chattanooga-based educational technology firm for the past 21 years. Thinking Media is the creator of Learning Blade® for STEM education. Learning Blade is a STEM career awareness online system that has been validated by BattelleEd to increase awareness and interest in STEM careers with currently two statewide contracts and work in 30 states. Sheila is currently serving as the National Senior Advisor to STEMconnector® and National States Chair for Million Women Mentors® as she is leading national efforts in STEM particularly for women. Sheila has worked with the MWM team to build over 40 state leadership teams and created infrastructure to support the MWM State work and support close to 2 million pledges.
Sheila is a successful entrepreneur and exudes her passion, strong management and leadership skills. Those skills are used to gain high adoption of the Thinking Media tools. Thinking Media is also the creator of ACT’s KeyTrain® system for WorkKeys® (acquired by ACT in 2011 with over 28 state contracts), PictureRx® for health literacy, and CharacterEd.Net® for K-12 character education. Sheila is Professional Engineer, and holds a M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida.