Sibrina N. Collins earned a B.A. in chemistry from Wayne State University in 1994 and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2000. Dr. Collins served as the Founding Executive Director of the Marburger STEM Center on the campus of Lawrence Technological University (2016 – 2023). Beginning January 2023, she was appointed as Executive Director of STEM Education and Associate Professor of Practice in Chemistry for the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) at Lawrence Tech. In 2018, she received the Real McCoy Award in Science from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) for her leadership and public engagement efforts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. In 2021, she received the LTU John G. Petty Community Champion Award for her efforts to positively impact the African American community.

Her research efforts include storytelling in STEM education, inorganic chemistry, chemical education, history of chemistry, and addressing inclusion and equity in the STEM fields. Dr. Collins is an active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), serving as an Associate Member on the National Historic Chemical Landmark (NHCL) Subcommittee. She has published in high-impact journals including Nature, Inorganic Chemistry, Nature Chemistry, the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Education. Dr. Collins served as editor of the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1381 entitled “African American Chemists: Academia, Industry and Social Entrepreneurship.” She has authored a book chapter in the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1370 entitled “Inorganic Chemistry: Vibranium and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther,” and “Critical Mass Takes Courage: Diversity in the Chemical Sciences” published in the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1256. In 2020, Dr. Collins’ career pathway was featured in the “Career Ladder” spotlight published by Chemical and Engineering News.