Ms. Thea Sahr
Director of Programs
Ms. Thea Sahr is Director of Programs at DiscoverE where she oversees eight international engineering outreach initiatives (such as Engineers Week, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, the Future City Competition, and Global Day of the Engineer). Thea works with DiscoverE’s coalition of 100+ partners to develop customizable resources volunteers and educators can use to celebrate engineering and engage students in engineering exploration. Prior to DiscoverE, Thea spent fourteen years at WGBH, working on engineering and science programs such as Design Squad, ZOOM, NOVA, and Engineer Your Life. A particular focus of her work is dispelling stereotypes about engineering and science, and encouraging girls and minorities to pursue STEM education and careers. Thea received her Masters of Education from Boston University and her BA from Clark University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Peabody Award (for Design Squad); two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Association of Educational Publishers; the Lawrence W. Prakken Professional Cooperation Award from ITEEA; and the Women in Engineering ProActive Network’s Educator Award for Engineer Your Life.