Ginger Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. She then worked as a nuclear and electrical engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat. While there, she completed her Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Connecticut. She started conducting research at Andrews University with Dr. Desmond Murray during high school. Her research experiences began in Grade 10 continuing on through her college years and resulted in co-authorship on two publications. Ms. Anderson's experiences and passion for research provides her with competitive advantage as she now applies for entrance into an MD/PhD program.
Paula Mark is an Independent Education Consultant. She holds a BSc in Chemistry and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science Education from the University of the West Indies. She also holds an Ed.D; M.Ed. (Curriculum and Teaching), and M.A. (Psychology) from Teachers College, Columbia University. A former high-school Science teacher at Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain, Trinidad, she served for eighteen years as a science teacher educator at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She has consulted on several education development projects across the Caribbean, and is a member of the technical team of the Caribbean Community Task Force for Teacher Education.
Claude J. Douglas is Chair of the Social Sciences Department at the T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC; http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/) in Grenada, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Child Protection Authority, a member of the National Training Awards and Selection Committee (Scholarship Committee), and Chairman of the Grenville Secondary School’s Board of Governors. He is the author of six books and two professional articles. Douglas has been conducting personal and staff development training for the past fifteen years with government, non-government agencies and business enterprises. He is also a social and political commentator.
James H. Hageman received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at UCLA (1968) and was a postdoc at Yale University. As a faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University for 29 years, he served as mentor for high school, undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs. Over 45 undergraduate students from historically underserved groups did research in his lab; several authored publications. He served as Graduate School Dean and V.P. for Research at Central Michigan University (2000-2006) and as Associate V.C. for Research at the University of Colorado, Denver (2006-2011).
Sean A. Nedd received degrees in Chemistry at the B.S. (Morgan State University; 2002), M.S. (Long Island University; 2008), and Ph.D. (Iowa State University; 2012) levels and he was a post-doctoral associate at UCLA with papers involving cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. He is the owner of The STEM Centre in Tobago, founded for spreading the STEM fields. As a project specialist in the Ministry of Tobago Affairs, he led in developing the dairy industry. As a candidate in the recent local elections, he led in promoting the agricultural and fisheries industries. He is a strong advocate for research and development.
Desmond H. Murray is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Andrews University, Chemistry Instructor for Berrien County Math Science Center, and Founder of Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST Early). Over the last 20 years teaching both high school and college he has advocated for and facilitated seamless early research. Murray has mentored about 1000 students in early research experiences he describes as ‘incubators of innovators.’ He was recognized as the 2012 College Science Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Science Teachers Association for his ongoing passion, mission and work to realize the universal adoption of early research.
Sherine O. Obare is a Full Professor and the Associate Chair in the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on nanoscale science, environmental chemistry and has significant experience in methods to improve student success. Dr. Obare’s research program has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She was named as one of the top 25 Women Professors in Michigan. She is co-Editor of ‘Green Technologies for the Environment’ and serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Nanomaterials.
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