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Morton Sternheim,  P.I.

BS Physics, City College of New York
MS Physics, NYU
Ph.D Physics, Columbia University
Director of Physics, emeritus
Director of the STEM ED Institute
Principal Investigator, NSF STEM Rays out-of-school program
Co-Principal Investigator, Polar Connections
STEM Solar Lab Team

Stephen Schneider, Co P.I.
 Professor of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
B.A. Astronomy & Astrophysics Harvard
Ph.D., Cornell
Head of Dept. of Astronomy

Julian Tyson
Stem Digital Faculty Participant
B. Sc. (Chemistry) Aberdeen University 
Ph.D. (Analytical Chemistry) Imperial College, London University
Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Natural Sciences, UMass Amherst

David Reckhow  
Stem Digital faculty participant
B.S.  Tufts University Civil Engineering
M.S.  Stanford University Civil Engineering
Ph.D.  University of North Carolina
 Environmental Engineering

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMass Amherst

College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
John Pickle
Science Teacher, Concord Academy
Creator of AnalyzingDigitalImages (ADI) software

2010 National Association of Independent Schools "Teacher of the Future".

Rob Snyder, STEM ED Staff
B.S. Chemistry, California University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Chemistry Education, S.U.N.Y, Cortland
Science Teacher
(Retired) from Brookline High School

University of Massachusetts STEM staff member of Nanotechnology, IPY Polar Connections, Earth Central, and the STEM Rays Institutes
STEM Solar Lab Team



Holly Hargraves,  STEM ED Staff
B.A. English, Westfield State College
M.Ed. Lesley College in Curriculum & Instruction
English Teacher (Retired) from Hampshire Regional High School
STEM Ed staff member of Nanotechnology, IPY Polar Connections Institutes and for many other previous UMassK12 Programs.
STEM Solar Lab Team
Web Designer since 1995


Jennifer Welborn, STEM Ed Staff


B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Maine

M.Ed. and C.A.G.S, UMass Amherst

Science Teacher, grades 7/8, Amherst Regional Middle School

 Nanotechnology Institute Instructor

Participating Teacher,STEMRAYS Program

Prior experience in K-12 science education, laboratory research and editor of middle school science textbooks

 Deborah Carlisle
 Graduate Assistant (doctoral student)
                        M.S. in Biological Science and Technology from UNH
Currently a Doctoral student in MSLT in the school of Education, adjunct faculty member in the chemistry department at Keene State College 
Author and consultant in chemical education.

Ruthanne Paradise
Lecturer in Chemistry

BS Chemistry Houghton College 2004, BA Mathematics Houghton College 2004, PhD Chemistry UMass Amherst 2009, PostDoc New York University 2009-2011 Bart Kahr

Marie Silver 
Project Manager, STEM Ed
 Environmental Planning, University of Minnesota;
M.S. University of Texas in Environmental Science
Program Manager for STEM Ed Institute and IPY grant project
Formerly Education Director for Children's Museum at Holyoke, MA and Holcomb Farm Environmental Learning Center, Connecticut.

Don Blair

Department of Physics
Graduate Student

Research Interests:

Soft Matter, Condensed Matter, Biophysics , Computational Complexity Theory and Information Theory.