Stephen Portz is a nationally recognized leader in STEM Education and an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Steve is a pioneer in secondary engineering education – Creating the STEAM Engineering Academy, developing curriculum standards, serving on state and national certification committees for software and testing, and working on a team to establish a national engineering credential for students. As an early adopter of 3D printing, Portz has a passion for giving students access to desktop manufacturing technologies and the democratization of product design. His work in this area has resulted in collaborative and curriculum design activities with America Makes, 3DSystems, Afinia Corp, and led to invitations to present at Florida State University, and the Olin College of Engineering in Boston. Portz is the recipient of the 2014 STEM Space Coast Educator of the year as well as the 2012 Florida Advanced Technological Education Center’s Manufacturing Educator of the Year. In 2015, Portz served on the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) testing committee for Technology Education.