Adam Kemp has taught Technology and Engineering for over 10 years at the nation's top public high school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. During his first two years at TJ he helped create a cross-disciplinary freshman Technology program that integrated its curriculum with English and Biology. After spending a summer working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Adam returned to TJ and started a course in Systems Engineering whose primary focus was the design, construction and flight of history's first high school build satellite, TJ3Sat. For the last 8 years Adam has served as the director of TJ's Energy Systems Lab. A premier research laboratory dedicated to the research and application of energy in its many forms.
In addition to his teaching Adam wrote a book, The Makerspace Workbench, which is both a hands-on resource and an overview of his educational philosophy.
Today, Adam has joined the PRISMS team as the head of the Applied Engineering and Computer Science department. He has created an high-tech creative work environment, the PiLab (PRISMS Innovation Laboratory) where students in grades 9-12 will work in the research, investigation, and creation of tomorrow's technologies.