M. Maeve Drummond Oakes, Assistant Director of Education for CISTAR, an NSF Engineering Research Center, has more than 20 years of experience managing academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students. She has worked extensively within the academic community and with external stakeholders. She implements the educational programs for university students, high school students and teachers that are central to the Engineering Workforce Development goals for CISTAR.
Monica E. Cardella is the Director of the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering and is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She is also the Director for Pre-College Education for the Center for the Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR).
Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik is a Research Emerita involved in the external evaluation of a number of federally funded projects.
Dr. Sydlik's interests are in supporting efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of undergraduate and graduate STEM students. She is or has been the lead external evaluator for a number of STEM and NSF-funded projects, including an ERC education project, an NSF TUES III, a WIDER project, an NSF EEC project through WGBH Boston, two NSF RET projects, an S-STEM project, a CPATH project, and a CCLI Phase II project. She also currently serves as the internal evaluator for WMU’s Howard Hughes Medical project, and has contributed to other current and completed evaluations of NSF-funded projects.
Kristin Everett is a research associate at the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University and conducts program evaluations and provides consulting services for education, health-care, and nonprofit organizations.
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