Mackenzie L. Peterson

Staff Research Scientist, STEM Education Program and Curriculum Lead

Mackenzie Peterson began working for DRI's K-12 Education program, Science Alive, in October of 2013, shortly after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies. As the Green Box Administrator, Mackenzie is responsible for overseeing the development of new curriculum units and maintaining the growth and ongoing improvement of the Green Box program.

Publications & Presentations


Gulling, A. J., Rosen, C. S., Peterson, M. L., Madison, L. M. (2018). What Do You Get When You Cross a Scientist with a Teacher? A True Collaborative Journey!, 2018 NSTA National Conference: Atlanta, GA, March 17, 2018, Presented


Rosen, C. S., Peterson, M. L. (2017). What Happens in Vegas Ends Up Going to the Landfill: A Unique Partnership Highlighting the Vegas Waste Stream, 2017 NSTA STEM Forum & Expo: Orlando, FL, July 13, 2017, Presented




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