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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Eddy Dawson

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Eddy Dawson has a passion for connecting people with the importance of plants in all aspects of life. His life’s mantra is “everyone loves plants, not everyone knows it.” He has spent nearly 20 years working at Red Butte Garden in a variety of roles, including Curator of Plant Records, Director of Information Technology, and currently serves as the Director of Programs. He strives to continue learning and making new connections with plants and people as part of the mission at Red Butte Garden. He has degrees in Horticulture and Botanical Informatics from Texas A&M University. He has entered the Stem Ambassador program to learn new skills and to form new partnerships that will extend the mission of the Garden and support others on extending the outreach of STEM programs across Utah.