Dr. Foutz is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Engineering at the University of Georgia. He was the inaugural director of the First-Year Odyssey program, classes designed to introduce freshmen to the academic life of the University. Dr. Foutz has received federal funding to integrate humanities and social science topics into his course materials. For over 28 years, he has taught fundamental engineering courses as well as advanced design courses.
Roger B. Hill is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Georgia in the USA, and his research agenda focuses on affective characteristics necessary for success in current and future occupations, and on elementary STEM education. He has integrated his research with instructional responsibilities related to engineering and technology education and computer information systems, frequently working with current and future early childhood education teachers.
Dr. Barbara A. Crawford is recently retired as full professor of the University of Georgia, currently working as adjunct professor of science education on NSF funded projects. She is Past President of NARST: A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. Dr. Crawford is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her area of research centers on inquiry-based learning and teaching science, teachers' knowledge of argumentation and modeling, and teaching children logic and critical thinking. She examines viable ways to support prospective and practicing teachers’ in developing robust knowledge of scientific inquiry and beliefs that teaching about scientific inquiry is important. The context for professional development is situating teachers in authentic settings.
Dr. Thompson is a Professor and school chair for ECAM School of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Dr. Thompson has taught fundamental engineering courses as well as advanced courses in civil engineering for over 38 years. Dr. Thompson has also been involved with projects introducing engineering into K-12 education for over 15 years.
ChanMin Kim, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Education (Learning, Design, and Technology and Educational Psychology) at Penn State University. Dr. Kim studies methods to help early childhood and elementary teachers learn to integrate robotics and computer science into classrooms. Her current work includes research on methods to help preservice, early childhood education teachers learn to use block-based programming within culturally responsive teaching using robots.
A former middle school science teacher and high school computer science teacher (both in the 80s!), David's primary focus for the past 29 years had been the education of middle school science teachers, especially in regard to the teaching of biological evolution, historical geology, and Big Bang cosmology.
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