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Welcome, Dr. Canan!

Dr. Cynthia Canan

OSU Extension and Ohio 4-H are pleased to introduce Dr. Cynthia Canan as the new Extension STEM Specialist for 4-H.

Canan comes to 4-H from Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy where she focused on outreach programs that included directing the Generation Rx lab and Pills, Potions, and Poisons summer day camp. She is also part of the planning committee for WestFest, Ohio State’s science and sustainability festival hosted each fall on West Campus.

In her new role, Canan will lead STEM education efforts in 4-H. She will focus on developing resources and connections to innovative STEM activities, program research, and the impact of 4-H STEM education in Ohio.

Canan looks forward to being a bridge between 4-H and the resources available at Ohio State. “Outreach education is at the heart of 4-H programming,” said Canan. “I want to help our 4-H professionals have a lasting-impact with their STEM programs, so they know it increases science knowledge in youth.”

Canan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a PhD in biomedical research from Ohio State.