Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Greg Brown is a Stanford-trained design thinker with a passion for hands-on learning and a penchant for problem-solving. A common thread in his work is a humanistic approach to education, combined with persistent optimism about the capacity each of us has to understand, learn, and grow.

While Greg was a Silicon Valley R&D manager, he directed projects in robotics and global technology training. At The Tech Museum, Greg created The Tech Challenge, a STEM event that has inspired over 100,000 students, and has remained a flagship program at the museum for more than 30 years. At RAFT, Greg developed engaging hands-on learning experiences for use in any setting, and delivered practical training programs for educators of all types. Now, Greg is engaged with a successful consulting practice. He was a main writer on the team that successfully produced Green Ninja, a new NGSS curriculum approved by the California Department of Education.  Greg is proud to be an instructor for the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, where he develops and leads teacher training programs on science, engineering and design thinking.

  • BS and Master’s Degree from Stanford University.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California
  • Wrote Chapter 9 in “Design Make Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators” by the New York Science Center
  • Contributor to “The Klutz Book of Inventions” by John Cassidy, KLUTZ
  • Developed STEM kits in collaboration with Scholastic Books and University Games.
  • Presenter at numerous educational conferences over many years, including:
    • Association of Science and Technology Centers
    • National Science Teachers Association
    • California Science Teachers Association