Andrea C. Burrows Borowczak is the Director of the School of Teacher Education (STE) and Science Education Professor in the College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) since July 2022. She leads 50+ faculty in pursuing quality teaching and research at undergraduate and graduate levels, while also leading undergraduate students into the teaching profession and graduate students into research on teaching and learning. Previously, she served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Science Education Professor in the College of Education at another university for 11 years. She earned an Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati, M.S. from Florida State University, and B.S. from the University of Central Florida. She is the Association for Science Teacher Education’s (ASTE) President for 2023-2024 and won the ASTE Award 1 (2021 Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year). She publishes regularly, has received 10.5+ million in grant funding, is active in multiple organizations (e.g., ASEE) including journal editor responsibilities (e.g., JSTE). Her research interests include integrated STEM (including computer science), partnerships, and K-12 pre-service/in-service teacher learning. Her research has generated 42+ peer-reviewed publications, 11+ book chapters, 2 edited books, and 190+ peer-reviewed conference papers and presentations. She taught middle and high school science for 12 years in Florida and Virginia (USA) bringing that expertise to higher education.

Areas of Expertise
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Partnerships
  • Integrated STEM (including computer science and computing)

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction with a science specialization - University of Cincinnati, 2011

M.S., Science Education - Florida State University, 1994

B.S., Science Education/Biology - University of Central Florida, 1992


Dr. (Burrows) Borowczak investigates science education, partnerships, and integrated STEM education(including computer science and computing). In these spaces, her research focuses on areas of engineering education and computer science education. She works with K-12 pre-service as well as in-service teachers. Her main focus is on secondary STEM teachers and students; however, she routinely engages with K-12 student and teacher audiences. She creates and implements a variety of K-12 teacher professional developments (e.g., WRNN, WySTACK, GenCyber, Engineering is Elementary) and K-12 student camps (e.g., GenCyber, The Artful Craft of Science -TACoS).

Research Interests
  • Science Education
  • Partnerships
  • Integrated STEM
  • Engineering Education
  • Science Education
Research Centers/Institute/Lab Affiliations

Burrows Borowczak directed the UWyo SEED Lab in the College of Education and the UWyo CS Hub for a decade.

Current Funded Projects

Dr. (Burrows) Borowczak has extensive grant experience with awarded grants of over 10.5 million dollars. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Wyoming Department of Education, international industries, and local entities. For example:

WRNN: Western Regional Noyce Network (WRNN Sub-award), NSF Noyce, (Oct 2022-Sept 2025), $150,000 of 4.2M

GenCyber: Wyoming 2023, (Summer/Fall 2023), K-12 STEM Teachers & Students, DOD – NSA/NSF, $324,700

The Artful Craft of Science Summer Camp, Summer 2023, MilliporeSigma Outreach Funding, $17,000


  • ASTE President - 3-year Elected Position (Jan 2022-2025), 1 year as elect, 1 year as chair, 1 year as past chair.
  • ASEE PCEE Division Chair - 6-year Elected Position (June 2019-2025), 2 years as elect, 2 years as chair, 2 years as past-chair.
  • External Reviewer for multiple cases of tenure and promotion.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Sept. 2020- Dec 2023.
  • Associate Editor, Computers in Education (COED) Journal, June 2020-present.
  • NSF Grant Review Panel Member, Washington, D.C., 2016-present.
  • Guest Editor - Multiple journals and years.
  • Multiple elected and appointed international association positions.


  • 2023 - Invited Program Director panelist for GenCyber Meeting 2023, Baltimore, MD
  • 2023 - ASTE Recognition for CITE Journal Editor service (Jan 2016 - Dec 2022)
  • 2022 - ASTE Recognition for Member at Large service (Conference Planning Chair and Professional Development Chair)
  • 2021 - ASTE Award 1 – Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year
  • 2020 - MDPI ‘Editors’ Choice Articles’ Winner – Integrated STEM: Focus on Informal Education and Community Collaboration
  • 2020 - ASTE Award IV – Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers
  • 2019 - UWyo, College of Ed, Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship
  • 2019 - ASEE, One of four selected for ‘Best of Computers in Education’ paper session
  • 2019 - ASTE John C. Park National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Award
  • 2017 - Honored College of Education Faculty: Recognition at UW Fall Convocation
  • 2016- UWyo, College of Ed, Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to Ed Profession
  • 2015 - UWyo, College of Ed, Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship