Our Story

The STEM Leadership Center opened its door in November of 2018.  It was a program started to respond to several needs:

  • the request of graduated Baden Academy research fellows to continue to pursue passion-based fellowships.
  • the desire of area STEM professionals to have an extra-curricular site to inspire rigorous investigations into STEM fields
  • the suggestions of parents to develop a space where leadership, innovation, collaboration, and worthy legacies can take root and grow.

Our Center uses the fellowship pathways developed through the Grow a Generation fellowships, classes, clubs, and camps over the last ten years.  Highlights include over 20 student published books, national awards in mobile app development, international recognition of student-produced educational YouTubes, winning entries into science fairs and Future Engineer competitions, and hundreds of engaged, enthusiastic students.

Meet the Team

We accomplish great things
and have a great time doing it.

Ellen Cavanaugh

Dr. Ellen

Founder & CEO

jacob Gorczyca

Mr. Jake

Project Manager

Dr. Adel Marzougui

Dr. Adel

Software Engineer

Marci O'Donnell

Miss Marci

Project Manager

Meet our fellows…

More important that our staff are the amazing Odyssey Fellows you’ll get to work beside, these are the young STEM Leaders who are celebrating the science and technology which is solving the grand challenges of today.  They partner with extraordinary mentors from around the globe. Follow through to their websites, YouTubes videos, and resources through the Fellows page. Fellows