John Howe is the founder and Director of the STEM Institutes hosted by Poudre School District in Fort Collins and is a co-founder of Engineering Brightness. He is a Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student at Colorado State University with a research focus on broadening participation in STEM. John was recognized by the Fort Collins Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and commitment to furthering STEM education and was the Colorado Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. John is a recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration CO-WY Award and is a pilot and active volunteer for the Experimental Aircraft Association. John was the McDonald’s NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year for Wyoming and is a mentor for Team America Rocketry Challenge. John has published and presented at the local, state, national and international level on STEM education.