All posts by Adam Wendt

Adam is a proud Wyoming native and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Music Composition ('94). He works at all levels of media development, writing, directing and producing programs in collaboration with research scientists. He is the Principal Investigator on two projects funded through the National Institutes of Health, one for adoptive parents and the other on the topic of workplace safety. He is working with his colleagues at IRIS on projects funded through the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education, as well as a number of other projects to deliver professional and personal development content online. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and three children and is an active member of the local NAACP, serving on the executive committee as the Unit Secretary.

2016 Eugene STEMposium


The IRIS Educational Media production team had a wonderful opportunity to visit a local middle school and participate in a STEMposium.  A STEMposium is an exhibition focused on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We were invited by Maria Schaad, STEM Coordinator, to present on video production at the Arts & Technology Academy.  …

My Problem with Bully Prevention

Get Along
We Have Choices!

As we begin the start of another school year I have been reflecting on something one of my colleagues asked, “Why don’t we have any training programs on bullying? Nothing in our We Have Skills! or We Have Choices!

Social Justice in the Classroom: Teaching the New Jim Crow Curriculum

Social justice is a major topic of discussion due to high-profile news stories like the Michael Brown and Trevon Martin shootings, but there are countless other injustices that are readily available with a click of a button on Youtube. These common, daily discriminations are more noticeable to people of color in communities all over the country.…

School Athletics Build School Community

Photo by Jerry Feist
Photo by Jerry Feist

My 12-year-old daughter joined her middle school track team and a few weeks ago I went to her first track meet. I found myself enjoying the competition and also chatting with other parents. Many of these people I had never met, and yet they are the parents of her classmates and friends, kids who she spends time with every day.…