Alabama STEM Education Inc., is a 501c (3) non-profit organization.

Christopher R. Muirhead, Secretary

Mr. Muirhead is a  graduate of Alabama A & M University. He has a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Christopher volunteers with Alabama STEM Summer Camp for the last 3 years.He is presently working as a Project Manager with Hunt Electric in Huntsville Al. He has passion for children and impeccable professionalism. He enjoys self development and staying healthy.


Dr. Joni Lakin, Member

Dr. Joni Lakin is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Alabama. She was born in Auburn Al. and went to college at Georgia Tech. She has dedicated her career to offering STEM educational opportunities to students in the region and paying forward the opportunities she received.

Dr. Shannon Bland, Co-Chair

Dr. Shannon Bland is a professor at Troy University in the college of Education. She currently teaches Educational Technology, Science, and STEM. Her research focus is in STEM Education, focusing on teacher attitudes regarding STEM. She has spent her career writing STEM curriculum, implementing professional development workshops, and developing STEM camps for area-wide students.​

Alabama STEM Education Inc.,  is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.

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Juanita M. Graham is the Visionary behind Alabama STEM Education. While serving as Executive Director,  her passion and advocacy for comparable education among underrepresented and underserved children in low-income populations, has lead a path for communities in Bessemer and beyond to help bridge the gap of STEM education. She believes that good education is the only way to empower children today to fight for a more sustainable and better future for the next generations. Mrs. Graham is an experienced enterprise applications consultant and manager with fifteen years of experience in business management and marketing. Mrs. Graham’s experience covers every stage of the project lifecycle from training to overseeing. Mrs. Graham bring to the team fifteen years of United States Postal service as operation support specialist, ten years as Broker/Owner of The Buyers House Real Estate office and continuous leadership achievements. 

Mrs. Juanita Graham, Executive Director

Frederick Nicholson, Treasurer

Fred Nicholson is the Pastorial Assistant/Notary Public at New Life Interfaith Ministries, Inc. He studied at United States Military Academy Preparatory School. Fred resides in Birmingham, Al. with his wife



Dr. Sheila White, Chairman

Dr. White is a graduate of Tuskegee University. She presently works as a Veterinarian at US Department of Agriculture. Dr. White is very passionate about children and education. Being the grandmother of an artistic child, she is fully aware of the dedication and sacrifice it takes to help children grow and learn. Dr. White is also a strong leader at her church. A member of New Life Interfiath Ministry is a very important role in her walk of faith. 

Mrs. Juanita Graham, Executive Director