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The MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) provides extraordinary educational experiences in science, technology, and mathematics to K-12 students and educators in the metro Richmond, Virginia area, creating enthusiasm, inspiring innovation, and developing skills needed for STEM studies and careers. We offer lessons in chemistry, biology, environmental sustainability, nanoscience, math concepts, fractals, engineering, and much more! Our Saturday and Summer classes, camps, and conferences offer innovative STEM learning for all grade levels.

The MSiC offers inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning for professionals in education. We build their capacity to make STEM topics come alive and be interesting and relevant to their students through hands-on workshops, conferences, Fellows programs, and short courses taught in collaboration with universities on campus and in the field.

About | Meet Our Director



Hollee Freeman, PhD, is an award-winning and nationally certified educator who has worked for over three decades in K-12 schools, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in administration. She is also an author, photographer, and beekeeper who uses her creative and professional endeavors to create space and cultivate learning experiences for adults and students.

Dr. Freeman develops curricula, delivers keynote speeches, and conducts educational workshops. Her academic work has been featured in books, podcasts and in articles focusing on educational reform, teaching practices, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). 


Dr. Freeman is a self-published author of four children’s books, and, for the Boston Public Schools, she has written fifteen nonfiction readers. She has also developed customized curricula for businesses, schools, and educational organizations.

Dr. Freeman has shared her work around creating space for learning in STEM contexts as a TEDx speaker and as a filmmaker. She is the owner and operator of Freeman Educational & Business Consulting LLC, Hollee Freeman Photography, and the Hollee Freeman Foundation. Dr. Freeman is also the co-curator of City Bees RVA, an ecological and experienced-based program focused on environmental sustainability and honeybees.


The MSiC has an extensive network of regional instructors and educators ready to deliver lessons, lead classes, develop curricula, and otherwise help us advance STEM learning in the Richmond area and beyond. These professionals are classroom teachers, school administrators, professionals in STEM fields, college students and recent graduates, small business owners, hobbyists, and people who can simply "geek out" over a specific STEM topic.


As amazing as our team is, we're always looking for passionate people within our community with the skill set and availability to help us meet the growing demand for innovative STEM programs from the MSiC. 

Currently, the MSiC is interested in contracting for following position(s):



Sounds like you? Contact our STEM Program Manager at to discuss our opportunities.


The MSiC is supported by a team of engaged volunteers who perform a number of administrative and program-related tasks and duties. Currently, the MSiC is interested in a volunteer for the following position(s):


Interested? Contact our STEM Program Manager at​ to discuss our opportunities.


The MSiC partners with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, and individuals.


Our partners provide instructors and space for programming, in-kind donations, volunteers, and other resources in support of our mission.


If you are interested in partnering with the MSiC , contact our STEM Program Manager at


The MSiC is grateful for its supporters who help us provide innovative, STEM-based learning for K-12 students, and professional development for educators.


If you, your family, your school, your company, or your organization would like to make a one-time or ongoing donation to the MSiC, click here.


To make an in-kind donation such as classroom space, equipment, branded swag, etc., contact our STEM Program Manager at

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