- Maryville Science and Robotics Program
- Maryville Young Scholars Program to identify and serve high ability children from groups traditionally underrepresented in gifted programs
- Boeing STEM Education Certificate program
- CREST-M (Children using Robotics for Engineering, Science, Technology, and Math) curriculum creation project to engage and prepare diverse students for STEM careers
- STEM Sprouts for ages 3-5
- Graduate gifted education programs
- C3 (Computing in the Context of Communication) for middle school girls
- App Coding Camp with Riverview Gardens Schools
Steve holds his PhD from the College of William and Mary and conducts research on developing STEM talents in children, especially spatial ability and creativity. Steve has more than 45 publications and 100 presentations, is the science education columnist for Teaching for High Potential, and the book review editor for Roeper Review.
Steve also serves as an educational consultant, project and program evaluator, and professional developer. He volunteers as a judge advisor for FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) events in the St. Louis region as well as a member of the St. Louis FLL Planning Committee. He has helped to start Jr.FLL and FLL teams at numerous low-income schools in the St. Louis region. In 2014, the Missouri State Commissioner of Education appointed Steve to a four-year term on the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children to advise the state on policy related to the education of gifted students. He was the 2010 recipient of the Joyce VanTassel-Baska Award for Excellence in Gifted Education.