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Her D.I.Y. STEM program was featured in Samsung’s 2018 Education initiative, and she was recently the recipient of STEM Teacher NYC’s Professional Development scholarship. Her goal is to spread her passion for technology and the sciences to students of all ages, and help build up the next generation of engineers, rocket scientists, and robotics masters. 

Amanda Grutza is a STEM Educator specializing in Robotics, Engineering and Maker Space curriculum. She is the Technology and Computational Teacher as well as a Lead Classroom teacher for 2nd & 3rd grade at the Portfolio School in TriBeCa. She works with various schools and nonprofits in the New York City area to develop and implement in-house STEM programs. She is also partnered with the New York-based Maker Space ionyc & professional development organization STEMTeachersNYC.

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Current Projects:
FLL 2020 Season
Coach – Girl Scout Troop 3332
First Prize – Project Award
Qualified for Semi-Finals

Coach & Program Development
for The Portfolio School

Certified in EV3 Mindstorms from Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy


Coach of FLL Team 2019 Season
– Recipients of 2nd Place Project Award

Professional Development

MakerBot 3D Printing Certification

STEM Teachers NYC – Design, Engineering, and Maker Cultures


Samsung – DIY STEM


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Curriculum Development

Trained through intensive teacher development classes from various institutions, such as Columbia University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Lesson plans that adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards. Carefully curated through years of hands on experience and training .

Current & Past Partners

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