Educate With Me!

About Me

Hello! My name is Elva O’Sullivan and I am the founder of Educate With Me! I am also the co-founder of Science With Me!, a website dedicated to providing parents and teachers simple ideas for teaching, talking, and doing science with inquisitive, science-thirsty kids.

I am a Ph.D. chemist turned stay-at-home mom. Let’s try that again… I am a Ph.D. chemist turned WORK-at-home mom. (Stay-at-home mom doesn’t have quite the right ring to it---it just doesn’t sound stressful enough, and every stay-at-home mom knows that ain’t true!). Now, I could be a stay-at-home mom, as long as the kids didn’t stay-at-home as well! Which brings me to the next topic: my kids.

I am the parent of 3 kids and 1 dog; Loghlen (11), Luke (9), Leah (8) and a dog Licorice (1). The dog requires as much care as the kids (at least the kids are house trained!) so I have to mention her. The 3 L’s, as we like to refer to them, are currently attending school in Miami, FL. They have also attended schools in Ireland and Switzerland.

The Kids

When I am not busy coaxing the 3 L’s to eat healthily (see my other blog) I love to meddle in their education and find ANY-thing (be it a book, science kit, or live insect) that might capture their interest and keep them off the Playstation or Nintendo or a few hours. The things I buy on Educate With Me! help me make sure that they spend at least part of each day using their brain for something other than staring into a screen. I hope other busy parents find it useful and timesaving, too. And I hope you have as much fun in finding educational products to enjoy with your kids as I do with mine. Enjoy!


The Dog

p.s. If you have a product or service that you feel might be useful to our fans please be sure and drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do to assist you in spreading the word.

p.p.s. Science With Me! was co-founded with my husband Scott Rickard. Our bios can be found below.

Dr. Elva O’Sullivan’s education includes a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Clarkson University, New York. In addition to her broad teaching experience she has extensive applied industrial experience and has worked at W. R. Grace, Wyeth, American Cyanamid Company and BASF Corporation, the world’s leading chemical company. She is a certified RESULTS ®coach and a graduate of Corporate Coach University. She is currently the CEO of Science With Me! LLC.

Prof. Scott Rickard has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University in 2003. He is currently on the faculty of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at University College Dublin, Ireland. In addition to his extensive teaching experience he has worked with Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton NJ for over a decade where his projects include exciting topics such as designing a robot that can see and helping the FBI solve crimes.

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