Michigan Science Center’s Andrea Harp Earns ‘Shooting Star’ Award

Courtesy of MiSci
Courtesy of MiSci

Andrea Harp, chief of staff and director of culture and community at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) in Detroit, has been recognized by MichBusiness with a “Shooting Star” award, which “honors young women on the move.”

“I am grateful to have been chosen as a Shooting Star honoree,” says Harp. “This achievement is a tribute to all the women who have poured into my life, both personally and professionally. It serves as a reminder that the contributions of women always make a difference and that together we thrive.”

Harp joined MiSci in 2019 as the community partnership manager for the STEMinista Project, which provides high-quality STEM programming to marginalized girls while also linking them to more than 250 STEM role models and mentors. She expanded capacity statewide along with MiSci’s collaborative partnership opportunities.

“Since joining in 2019, Andrea has been a tremendous asset to the Michigan Science Center,” says Christian Greer, president and CEO of MiSci. “She has not only been an integral part of our initiative to promote program participation and increase girls’ interest in STEM careers, but she has also been an astounding mentor for women and girls and an amazing role model for all.”

Prior to MiSci, Harp served as a Mentor Michigan consultant for the Michigan Community Service Commission and was the youth empowerment program manager for Operation HOPE. She was also a program manager for NeuroRestorative and founded Ladies Affecting Change Everyday, which seeks to support and empower young women.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.