Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Chanel Beebe is a creative artist, writer, and educator who designs, implements and conducts research on S.T.E.A.M. programming. Chanel’s current projects investigate how non-engineers at various S.T.E.A.M. programming sites make sense of their experience and exhibit evidence of systems thinking. Chanel has a strong passion for nourishing the critical and social consciousness of youth and is the founder and C.E.O. of a research and design firm that focuses on social and educational equity (Beebe Arts LLC). Within this role, she provides consulting, research and various forms of media design to individuals, community groups, institutions and corporations.
In 2021, Chanel will graduate with both a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education and plans to continue to study socially situated design and learning experiences. As a growing “socio-technical activist,” Chanel seeks to blend her values of equity, health and sustainability with her formal training as an Industrial Engineer. Ultimately, Chanel hopes her contributions will transform the experience of social reform and well-being for historically disenfranchised people. More of Chanel’s work and progress can be found at ChanelBeebe.com.