Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors with honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Virginia Tech, Commonwealth Scholar) Doctoral Candidate in Biological Chemistry (Penn State University, NIH Fellow)
Ms. Carey Hancey-Shier
Hello! I have a bachelors degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Virginia Tech. I continued my education for six years as a doctoral candidate in biological chemistry at Penn State University. I have a passion for STEM and have coached/instructed several teams in this field. For five years I coached FIRST Lego League with tremendous success, taking the team to the World Festival in St. Loius where they garnered the 2nd place Inspiration Award. Likewise I have coached several teams in Odyssey of the Mind for five years with a team placing 5th (out of 64) at the World Finals at Michigan State University. Additionally I have instructed competition mathematics where the members earned the highest achievement after one year. I also enjoy instructing events at the regional and state level in Science Olympiad. When I am not coaching or instructing, I enjoy college football (GO HOKIES!!!), cooking, drumming, traveling, and training.