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Canan Named 4-H STEM Specialist

Dr. Cynthia Canan recently joined OSU Extension as a state 4-H STEM specialist and assistant professor. She started May 1 and is based out of the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Cynthia’s faculty position will focus on developing and implementing a comprehensive teaching and applied research agenda in experiential STEM education and digital learning engagement via 4-H positive youth development. She will collaborate with regional and federal 4-H STEM professionals, and actively pursue and use resources (grants, contracts, user fees). Cynthia helped launch the STEM Impact Collaborative in 2020 at Ohio State and has experience working in STEM education, in the classroom and in the community. Welcome to Extension, Dr. Canan!