of Education in science, mathematics, and technology education. She is associate director of the University Institute for Science Education. She also taught secondary science for 15 years and supervised the K–8 science program in the Lexington, Massachusetts, public schools before receiving her Ph.D. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Boston University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in science education with geology. She served as a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC) National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment and on the Standards Executive Editorial Committee for the NAS. She also served as the coordinator and was cofounder for the national Salish Consortium for the Improvement of Science Teacher Preparation Through Research. Brunkhorst was awarded the 2002 NSTA Distinguished Service Award and received the NAS honorary appointment as national associate, first class.
SARAH C.R. ELGIN is professor of biology in the Department of Biology, Washington University, and holds joint appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and the Department of Education. She received her B.A. in chemistry in 1967 at Pomona College and her Ph.D. in 1971 in biochemistry with James Bonner at the California Institute of Technology, where she also did postdoctoral studies with Lee Hood from 1971–1973. Her many honors and fellowships include Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington University, 1993; Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, 1995–1996; Fellows Award, Academy of Science of St. Louis, 2000; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor, 2002. Elgin directs Washington University’s HHMI Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program, supporting undergraduate research opportunities and the development of investigative activities in the undergraduate curriculum. She works in precollege education through a curriculum development project, initially funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program (NIH/ SEPA), which has produced a high school unit, Modern Genetics for All Students. She also participates in a course for K–8 teachers, Edu 6002 “Life Cycles and Heredity.” Her goal is “not necessarily to produce a generation of scientists, but to produce citizens who are comfortable with science.”
RONALD J. HENRY has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia State University since July 1994. One of his responsibilities is to