Director, Center for Pre-College Outreach
Expert in: Precollege STEM
As director of Michigan Tech’s Center for Pre-College Outreach, Kangas leads a team delivering three innovative Michigan Tech flagship initiatives: Mind Trekkers, Summer Youth Programs and College Access Programs. Summer Youth Programs has enabled thousands of students to engage in hands-on STEM programming since 1973. Mind Trekkers annually performs at science festivals across the country, from San Francisco to Houston to Washington, DC. Kangas, who serves on the Michigan College Access Network Advisory Board, delivers innovative outreach programming to hundreds of thousands of student and families through both federal and private-funded sponsors. He creates effective partnerships with stakeholders across K-12 schools, industry, corporate, and non-profit organizations.