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Janet Callahan is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering at Boise State University and a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Dr. Callahan received her Ph.D. in Materials Science, her M.S. in Metallurgy and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Her educational research interests include freshmen engineering programs, math success, K-12 STEM curriculum and accreditation, and retention and recruitment of STEM majors.
Jude Garzolini coordinates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) retention efforts at Boise State. She functions on campus as both the project coordinator for a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Idaho Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP), and as the first ever campus coordinator for STEM retention.
Garzolini has a long term professional interest in increasing the participation and success of students in STEM fields. Throughout her career, she has provided extensive professional leadership and service to the Society of Women Engineers at the national level, and in 2007 was national society president. Garzolini has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA from UC Davis.
Gary Hunt a Special lecturer for the Physics Department at Boise State University. Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, and his B.S. in Engineering Science from Northern Arizona University. His educational research interests include freshmen STEM programs and the development of Scientific Reasoning in students.
Joe Guarino is a Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University. His research interests include educational aspects of cloud computing, vibrations, acoustics, and dynamics.
Doug Bullock is Chair of Mathematics at Boise State University. His research interests include
math education, quantum topology, quantum algebra and representation theory, with particular
emphasis on applications to knot theory and the topology of 3-manifolds.
Susan Shadle is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University. Dr. Shadle received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Stanford University and her B.A. in Chemistry from Colgate University. Her educational research interests focus on the impact of faculty development on teaching practice and student success, as well as on inquiry-based pedagogy and student learning. Dr. Shadle also serves on the steering committee for the NSF-funded Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning project.
Cheryl B. Schrader is Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University, where she previously served nearly eight years as Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Schrader has an extensive record of publications and sponsored research in the systems, control and engineering education fields. She received the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring from the White House for an enduring, strong, and personal commitment to underrepresented engineering students and faculty; and the 2008 Hewlett-Packard/Harriett B. Rigas Award from the IEEE Education Society in recognition of her contribution to the profession. Dr. Schrader earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University, and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Systems and Control from University of Notre Dame.
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