Meet Alicia

All educators are innovators, makers, and creators!

Innovation, STEM and Making

Alicia Testa is Techgoddess Innovations. Alicia has been teaching students to learn how to problem-solve since 1998 in mathematics, physics, and computer science. She is passionate about teaching people to learn to code, utilizing technology, design thinking, and STEM/STEAM. She is a strong advocate for interdisciplinary learning and team teaching. She encourages students to take risks in their learning and celebrate their failures along the way to gaining real skills and knowledge. She has been active with Makerspaces, Digital Fabrication, Design Thinking since 2012.


  • 2021 FTCNJ STEM Girls Steering Committee
  • 2020 NCWIT NJ Affiliate Aspirations in Computing Award Winner
  • #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference: Steering Committee 2017-2020
  • Computer Science Panelist for “Girl Code” film discussion at Princeton Public Library
  • Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching (ECET2) Nominated Participant-2016
  • Speaker: Digital Design for Everyone NJAIS Digital Educators workshop 2014


  • STEAM curriculum creation and design thinking
  • Adobe Creative Educator Level 2: Proficient with Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Creative Cloud Express
  • Google Certified Educator Level I and Level II
  • Laser Cutting/Engraving
  • Vinyl Cutting/Printing
  • 3D Printing/CAD Software
  • Electronics: Little Bits, Arduino, MicroBit
  • Programming: Java, Processing, Block Code, HTML, CSS
  • Interactive WhiteBoard: SMART
  • Various EdTech Tools


3D Printing for Graphic Designers
Worked with COM 366 students at Rider University

Creating a Makerspace
Consultation on designing space, equipment, and curriculum for Keller Brown Academy

Building STEM Philosophy
Facilitation discussions through design thinking to build STEM teacher’s understanding of STEM culture for Mount Saint Dominic

Implementing Laser Engraving
Consultation on how to design curriculum and use laser engraver/cutter in classrooms


NJAIS Innovating Instruction 2.0
Hosted workshops: Differentiation for Future-Ready Students and Edulastic 101

EDcamp Inspired Program for IT Professionals
Hosted discussions on innovation and creativity

Makerspace Education for ALL
Led a day-long program about Makerspace tools for Independent Schools educators.

Digital Fabrication fat School
Barnes and Nobel Makerfest Meet the Makers Speakers

Making, Design, and Tech across K-12
Co-presented workshop at National Collations of Girls School: From STEM to STEAM Conference.

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