Cheryl J. Moeller 
3712 Woodland Trail
Eagan, MN 55123-2406
Phone: (612) 718-9489
E-mail: Cheryl.Moeller -at- STEMAhead -period- org

High Tech Kids 11/2011 - Present

Executive Director

  • High Tech Kids manages Minnesota's FIRST LEGO League and Renewable Energy Challenge. Over 3,000 children and 700 volunteers participate in High Tech Kid's programs.
STEMAhead: 10/2010 - Present

Founder and Co-Managing Partner - STEM Consultant

  • New venture focused on fostering and supporting quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education for all students and interested audiences.

Moeller Ventures, LLC, doing business as Moeller MultiMedia: 9/05-present

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Consultant

  • Supervised content development of youth designed video game that includes electricity concepts taught in the Bakken Museum field trip program
  • Developed and implemented social marketing strategy for start-up Devpeak Technologies LLC

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota 5/10–8/10

STEPS (Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer) Camp for Girls 

Electronics Instructor

  • Developed and taught a customized electronic project class that focused on building a LED spinner.

The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis Minnesota 9/04-4/10

Training and Professional Development Coordinator 1/10-4/10

Responsible for the coordination and oversight of museum’s training and professional development for education programs

  • Evaluated 3M Visiting Wizard Program Kits for alignment with proposed Minnesota State Science Standards and recommending improvements in curriculum and training

Community and Corporate Relations Manager6/08–1/10

Manager of relationships with corporations and other technical organizations for purpose of developing sponsorship program and growing revenue

  • Identified and researched corporate prospects and donors
  • Led strategy development for community and corporate partners
  • Identified, developed and obtained new sponsors and sponsorship packages for programs, exhibits and events
  • Led sponsorship project management
  • Conducted VIP (CEO, physician, executive) tours
  • Executed First Bakken Museum Scholarship Fundraiser (Earl Bakken’s 85th Birthday)
  • Identify prospects, invite and conduct monthly Behind The Scenes Tours

K-12 Field Trip Coordinator 1/08-6/08

Responsible for planning, training and executing the Bakken Museum Field Trip Program

  • Supervised education staff of 10 and volunteers
  • Developed and improved training materials for educators
  • Mentored and coached new teachers on technical information and effective delivery techniques
  • Identified, planned and executed professional development for educators and volunteers

Science Educator 9/04-1/08

Taught Bakken Museum Field Trip Workshop and Tours, Girl Scout Programs, Summer Camp

  • Researched, developed and implemented timeline of electrical cardiac milestones Exhibit
  • Developed, taught and improved Girl Scout Outreach Program electricity projects
  • Designed take home “hands on” electricity projects for Family Science Saturdays.

Medtronic Inc., Fridley, Minnesota 11/90-8/92

Senior Product Engineer

Senior Product Engineer responsible for the design, performance and manufacturing yield issues of the ELITE dual chamber pacemaker.  Other responsibilities included:

  • Provided technical product information to internal technical support, FAEs and physicians
  • Updated product and test documentation to FDA standards.
  • Completed technical documentation transfer for ELITE to Cardiac Pacemaker Inc.
  • Led corporate task force to investigate implanted ELITE pacemaker abnormalities and returned failures.
  • Participated in development teams for new pacemakers
  • Improved wafer, hybrid, and final package test yields by improving test methods and analyzing guardbanding limits
  • Co-chaired corporate ESD Prevention Team

VTC Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota 2/88-11/90

Product Engineer      

Responsible for the product engineering of the Advanced CMOS Logic (ACL) product line

Honeywell Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota 1/86-1/88

CMOS Product Engineer

CMOS product engineer at Honeywell’s Solid State Electronics R&D Center responsible for enhancing die and package yields, improving quality and lowering product cost.


  • IEEE Educator of the Year (2007)

Presenter / Panelist: 

  • Normandale College, Women Engineer Panelist :  2010
  • E4 (Excellence in Elementary Engineering Education) Conference, Presenter:  2010
  • MISF (Minnesota Independent School Forum), STEM Panelist:  2008

Academic Experience:

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 1985

  • BS Electrical Engineering - December 1985

 Community Service, Eagan Minnesota 1992-present

  • MN Science Consortium Planning Committee member
  • MHTA (Minnesota High Tech Association) K-12 STEM Committee member
  • MHTA (Minnesota High Tech Association) STEM Scholarship Review Panel
  • SWE (Society of Women Engineers) Outreach Committee member
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Education and Engineering in Biology and Medicine Chapter member
  • IT Collaborative High School Outreach Committee member
  • Youth Soccer Manager and Coach
  • Chairperson of Woodland Elementary Site Council
  • Co-Chair of Parent Connection Program
  • Built a School Community Garden and Outdoor Classroom
  • ·Religious facilitator for youth and adult education