the Soaring Society of America Structures and Materials Panel. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Space Station Redesign. He received S.B. and S.M. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and a Sc.D. in structural dynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Michael A. Feder (Program Officer) is on the staff of the Board on Science Education. He has a background in child development and education evaluation. At the National Research Council, he is also serving as a program officer for the Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments and the Committee on Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education. Previously, he worked as an education program evaluator, contributing to such projects as a review of interventions for English-language learners and the evaluation of the Mathematics and Science Partnership Programs in New Jersey and Ohio. His research work included the effects of subsidized non-Head Start day care on the academic achievement of Hispanic children and the psychological and academic adjustment of refugee children exposed to wartime trauma. He has a Ph.D. in applied developmentalpsychology from George Mason University.


Ernest R. House is emeritus professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His primary interests are evaluation and policy analysis. Previously, he was an associate professor at the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a recipient of the 1989 Harold E. Lasswell Prize presented by Policy Sciences and of the 1990 Paul F. Lazarsfeld award for evaluation theory presented by the American Evaluation Association. He has authored numerous books and peer-reviewed articles on evaluation and policy and has served on the editorial board of several professional journals in evaluation. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard University, and the University of New Mexico, as well as in England, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Chile. He has served on several advisory boards and committees, including the Federal Coordinating Committee on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, and led several evaluations and assessments of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and other programs. He received a B.A. in English from Washington University, an M.S. in secondary education from Southern Illinois University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Illinois.


Harriett G. Jenkins is a retired member of the federal Senior Executive Service who consults on a variety of projects. Formerly, she served as director



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