careers in the chemical sciences. He also serves on the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
Lou Gross is director of the Institute for Environmental Modeling and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and professor of mathematics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has organized two NSF-sponsored workshops on quantitative curriculum development for life science students. In 1999 he taught an NSF Chautauqua Course entitled Life Science Education: Preparing Fearless Biologists. At Tennessee he teaches courses on Mathematical Ecology, Mathematical Modeling and Evolutionary Theory, and Basic Concepts in Ecology.
Keith Howard is an associate professor of biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his PhD in plant pathology from Ohio State University. He teaches laboratories and lectures in plant biology and is active in Project Kaleidoscope.
John Jungck is Mead Chair of the Sciences and professor of biology at Beloit College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fulbright Professor to Thailand, and a member of NRC’s Committee on Undergraduate Science Education (2002-2005). He is PI and co-founder of the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium. Over the past 16 years, he and his colleagues at other institutions have been leading the effort to build The BioQUEST Library, a collection of computer-based tools, simulations, databases, and textual materials that support collaborative, open-ended investigations in biology. He is chair of the education committee of the Society for Mathematical Biology, serves on the education committee of the American Institute for Biological Sciences, and is on the editorial board of Cell Biology Education, which is published by the American Society of Cell Biologists. His research is in mathematical molecular evolution and computational biology (bioinformatics), and their application to teaching and learning biology.
Priscilla Laws is professor of physics at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. As part of the Workshop Physics Project that she initiated in 1986, she has developed curricular materials, apparatus, and computer-based software and hardware for students at the high school and college levels. She has received awards for software design and curriculum innovation in the sciences from many organizations. She recently directed a ma-