Rick McMaster, Ph.D., P.E., is the STEM advocate and Project Management Thought Leader in IBM’s University Programs Worldwide. He has had a broad range of experience from worldwide technology development to his current role working with universities and K-12 school districts to enhance student interest and educators resources in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Rick applies his experience outside IBM as the chair of the local technical education outreach program, Central Texas Discover Engineering, which brings engineers to the Texas classrooms to encourage students in their study of STEM. He also serves as an advisor to WGBH’s Design Squad Nation and WNET’s Cyberchase.