Sheila C. Boyington, PE
Sheila Boyington, MS, PE is co-Founder and President of Thinking Media. Thinking Media was the creator of KeyTrain® that was acquired by ACT (where she also served as Vice President until 2012) and has been hailed as the most effective system for improving basic skills, and was used by millions of students/clients in high schools, community colleges, one stops and major corporations in throughout the United States and abroad. Sheila is well-known for her passion, strong management and leadership skills. Those skills were used to gain high adoption of the Thinking Media tools.
Sheila has won numerous awards for her Entrepreneurship and Leadership including the Athena, Navigator of Entrepreneurship, Supernova, and Chattanooga Engineer Entrepreneur of the Year. Sheila is a Professional Engineer, and holds a Masters Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. Sheila worked for environmental firms such as Black and Veatch, Parsons Engineering prior to founding Thinking Media.
Dr. Dane R. Boyington
Dane Boyington, PhD, is co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Thinking Media, a successful company focusing on e-learning development designed to improve workplace literacy for Fortune 500 industrial companies and government. For over 15 years Thinking Media has focused on the use of technology to provide resources in the education, healthcare and technology fields. Thinking Media created the KeyTrain® Curricula System that was acquired by ACT (the college testing company) where he served as Vice President until 2012. Thinking Media has received many awards including Small Business of the Year by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.
Dane is the visionary thought-leader for Thinking Media and leads the design and development of the tools created. Dane holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S.in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida with high honors. Dane also held technical manager positions at DuPont prior to founding Thinking Media.
While working with and for ACT, The Boyington’s led efforts that developed programs focused on technical jobs that were part of the President’s Job Council, the National Association of Manufacturing’s – Manufacturing Institute, Veteran Programs among others. The Boyington’s have also served in numerous leadership roles including serving as the first Chairs of the Parent’s Advisory Board at Georgia Tech, Engineering Dean's Leadership Council University of Tennessee of Chattanooga. They have sponsored activities related to STEM at University of Florida (Undergraduate Lab), Georgia Tech (President's Scholarships), Girls Incorporated (Programs focused on STEM), and Girls Preparatory School (STEM Curricula).
Joshua Sneideman is Vice President at Learning Blade and the 2013 -2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy in the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at the DOE he received recognition from the Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, for his efforts to increase minority participation in STEM education. Sneideman is a 10-year middle school math and science teacher and father of 3 young girls.
Sneideman recently released two TED-Ed videos on the energy and history of Earth and has two #1 hot new release books for kids on Amazon. He has contributed teacher professional development for the likes of National Geographic, The Smithsonian Education, NASA, Department of Edcuation, Department of Energy, and at many state, regional and local confrences.
Dr. Asha C. Vaidya
Asha Vaidya, PhD will serve in the role of curriculum developer and advisor for Thinking Media. She has over 20 years of experience in science and math education. Asha holds a doctorate in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from University of Florida. During her graduate studies, she taught several undergraduate introductory Computer Science courses. After completing her Ph D, she worked for Western Geophysical’s Research and Development group. She was responsible for migrating some of their geophysical programs to run on super computers. Asha is an active volunteer in several different organizations that promote science, math and technology education including Girl Scouts, the Fort Bend school district where she has taught computer science, math, and science classes and she was instrumental in creating an Apple lab to teach new digital technology.