Amelia Tangeman graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Creighton University in 2010, and a Master's of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in STEM Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015. She taught for Omaha Public Schools at Spring Lake Magnet Center before joining the University of Nebraska at Omaha as the UNO STEM Education Outreach Coordinator. In this position, she was placed at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska as the Education Coordinator, where she developed hundreds of hours of space science and aviation curriculum for K-12 youth. In 2014, Amelia moved to UNO's campus in the same role, reaching thousands of local students through STEM outreach efforts. She also taught the Aerospace Educator Workshop for graduate students in the College of Education and the Science Methods for Elementary Teachers for undergraduate pre-service teachers.
As of May 2018, Amelia now serves as the Grants Specialist for the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, located on UNO's campus, where she is able to continue her work in NASA related projects and outreach.
Amelia is proud to have participated in numerous NASA educator professional development experiences, including NASA's Pre-Service Teacher Institute in 2010 at Johnson Space Center and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Academy for Educators in 2011. She participated in the 2013 NASA Spaceflight Explorers cohort, and the Liftoff Summer Institute in 2015. She is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, NASA MAVEN Educator Ambassador and NASA Heliophysics Educator Ambassador, in addition to her role as a Nebraska Space Ambassador.
Amelia lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband, Chris and their son, Henry. The family also has two cats, Gnocchi and Sammy.