Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Chanel Beebe is an artist, writer, researcher, engineer, and educator who designs, implements, and conducts research on S.T.E.A.M. programming. Dr. Beebe has a passion for nourishing youth’s critical and social consciousness and is the founder and C.E.O. of a research and design firm focused on social and educational equity (Beebe Arts LLC.)
Dr. Beebe holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education and studies socially situated design and learning experiences. As a growing “socio-technical activist,” Dr. Beebe seeks to blend her values of creativity, equity, health, and sustainability with her formal training as an Industrial Engineer.
Dr. Beebe currently works at D-Ford (the Research and Design arm at Ford Motor Company) where she is researching the future of work and solutions to the next generation of transportation issues.
Before D-Ford, Chanel worked as a Design Researcher for a social design firm based out of Chicago called Greater Good Studio, where she led a Human Centered Design research effort to address barriers to homeownership for marginalized populations.
Ultimately, Chanel hopes her contributions will transform the experience of social reform and well-being for historically disenfranchised people. More of Chanel’s work and progress can be found at ChanelBeebe.com.