Dr. Martha K. Williams was born on Cayman Brac and attended West End Primary and Cayman Brac High School, obtaining her higher education in the U.S. with a B.S. in Chemistry/Biology, M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry. Dr. Williams is a Ph.D. Polymer Scientist/Inventor, currently serving as a Senior Technical Advisor, and a founding team member for GenH2, a leader in liquid hydrogen infrastructure solutions for the emerging hydrogen clean energy economy. Martha’s creative concepts, innovation, invention, technology integration, demonstration, and technology transfer expertise are a big part of her visionary approach to her work. Martha is also NASA-retired (29 years) and served as the Lead Polymer Scientist at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida until 2018. She is a well published author, an inductee into the NASA Inventor Hall of Fame with 20 patents (one of only 5 women on the 40 inductees list), the Outstanding Chemical Professional for 2022 - American Chemical Society Orlando Chapter, the STEM B1 Cayman Connection Making Waves Awards 2022 winner, and a recipient of multiple NASA awards including the Silver Snoopy, Turning Goals into Reality, Silver Achievement Medal, NASA Commercial Invention of Year 2016, Excellence in Technology Transfer 2017, and an Environmental and Energy Program award.
Katie Ebanks is CCMI's Education Manager. In her current role, she is responsible for the development, planning, execution, and support of the higher education programmes at CCMI, including providing oversight of CCMI's internship programmes and citizen science programmes. Katie leads all university level courses and further education programming, while assisting with K-12 programmes and various research projects as necessary.
Katie’s love for the environment and oceans in particular has been a lifelong passion, one that fuels her desire to teach and engage with everyone about its beauty and importance. Her goal is to ensure that every person who comes through CCMI’s doors leaves inspired, with a better understanding of and a passion for our marine environment.
Lune Vermeire is a middle school science teacher at Cayman International School. She studied Biology at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and went on to do a research apprenticeship at the University of Washington, USA. After her studies, she traveled to different countries to be a research assistant, explored diverse ecosystems, and worked as a naturalist in Europe, Canada, the Arctic, and the Cayman Islands. She has been a teacher for seven years and was the first to receive the Minds Inspired STEM Teacher Award for Elementary. Through teaching and hands-on activities, she is able to inspire students to become more involved in science.
I'm an engineering Lecturer at UCCI, dedicated to providing the experiential learning needed to produce world class engineers. I have worked for over 12 years in engineering education at the School of Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica. I am also a certified trainer with 3 years of work experience at Jamaica Public Service Company. My aim is to facilitate a classroom environment that is challenging and engaging for students.