Ten80’s Team

The Ten80 Team

Ten80 develops and publishes K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, trains educators in the art of STEM and organizes events that motivate students to engage and learn over time. Ten80 is a team of education and STEM professionals who saw the need for a more integrated, interactive way of teaching science and mathematics back in the 1990’s. Today we embrace the term STEM as an opportunity to provide that new experience for students through problem and project-based learning that doesn’t forget the learning.

Our dedicated team members work together to deliver excellent products, programs, curriculums, events, experiences, and competitions, and look forward to working with you.

Ten80 Education is a team of engineers, scientists, teachers, professors and parents all dedicated to a pretty ambitious mission. It has nothing to do with trying to ‘make’ more engineers. It has everything to do with the fact that everyone will need the ability to think critically and apply the lessons that STEM teaches us about turning ideas into reality. When I went out into the world with my degree in engineering, I understood the gap between what I had been taught and the kind of thinking required for real-world problem-solving. That experience compelled me to join Ten80 Education and grow its reach.

Terri Stripling
Georgia Tech BS Chem Eng ’96
CEO & President, Ten80 Education

At the heart of education is the spark of inspiration, the excitement of a challenge, the reward that follows perseverance. Seeing these in action is what fuels my passion for Ten80 Education and the learning it promotes. Every student deserves the chance to find a path to mastery that can be celebrated, and a team to collaborate with on their journey. In partnership with amazing educators and industry, Ten80 creates opportunities that throw the doors open to future success. If we at Ten80 do our job well, the students we engage will be the leaders and innovators we need in our future.

Cindy Wian
Cornell University BA ’92
Boston University MEd ’01
COO, Ten80 Education

I launched my professional career in Boston, MA, and Portland, ME, working in the corporate world. In 2003, I moved back to my rural hometown of Cambridge, NY and ultimately joined Ten80 Education in the fall of 2013. Although initially hired to assist with bookkeeping, my role rapidly expanded to encompass almost all administrative needs of the business, drawing on 10+ years working in human resources. I especially enjoy supporting all aspects of teacher and team engagement with curriculum and events.

Outside of work, I serve as a board member and volunteer with local youth and community groups, and enjoy coaching youth rec teams. My latest hobby is aerial photography, which has allowed me to combine a longtime interest in remote-controlled machines with capturing the amazing beauty and features of the surrounding landscape (and occasionally my family, including my husband, two children and an adorable black lab).

Heather Sweet
SUNY Potsdam BA Anthro ’93
Operations Coordinator, Ten80 Education

Founding Educators & Engineers

Ten80 Education was founded by an innovative team of educators and engineers in the 1990’s. Today, Ten80 Education is what it is because of that original team, including Beverly Simmons, Jeff Thompson, and Jeannie Ruiz, all of whom now lead the International STEM League, a 501(c)(3). Visit iNSL.org to learn more about their fundamental contributions to forward-thinking STEM education.