Rosemary Aguilar

Rosemary is an accomplished professional in secondary STEM education. Her passion in this field is fueled by her desire to see teachers and their students succeed in the classroom. She started her career teaching mathematics and computer science. It wasn’t until after she made a career shift and worked in the wireless telecommunications industry managing training and documentation functions, that she made the connections between the concepts she taught and their real-world application.

The bring those connections to the classroom, Rosemary had the opportunity to join Southern Methodist University as Director of The Infinity Project, a national engineering education program for secondary schools in the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education in the Lyle School of Engineering. In last 15 years at SMU, with her background in education and her experience working with engineers in the telecommunications industry, she has worked with leading university engineering professors, industry experts and educators to develop project-based engineering curricula designed to inspire middle school and high school students to pursue STEM related fields of study.  She has also been responsible for the delivery of professional development institutes and the creation of instructional support materials that enable math, science, and technology educators to implement engineering education successfully into their classrooms. During her time with The Infinity Project, she is most proud of the expansion of the curriculum for middle schools and high schools and the development of two on-professional development engineering courses for Math and Science educators in the state through a grant from TEA (Texas Education Agency). 

Rosemary currently serves on the board of High-Tech High Heels as chair of the Education Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership America and over the years has volunteered and served on various boards such as American Association of University Women, Hispanic Women’s Network-Dallas Chapter, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the DFW Technology Education Council. Originally from New Mexico, she and her husband make their home in Plano, Texas.

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