Mary Boleware, is a Physics Instructor and the Engineering Advisement Coordinator at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) in Ellisville, MS. Before coming to Jones in 2000, Mrs. Boleware taught in three different high schools in the MS Public Education System. Boleware also serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Engineering Society (NSPE) at JCJC. Educational background for Boleware consists of A.A. from Jones County Junior College, B.S. (Physics) from University of Southern Mississippi, and M.S. (Physics) from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Giving students the necessary tools to learn and reach their career goals is at the core of her teaching philosophy. Participation in programs such as the RET helps teachers to stay current on research and provides new ideas for classroom activities that inspire students to pursue careers in STEM areas.