which trains mathematics and science teachers to use problem-solving approaches. Dr. Conn has been a delegate to international conferences on physics education and a member of the Advisory Council for the Mechanical Universe High School Adaptation (MUHSA) and the Comprehensive Conceptual Curriculum for Physics (C3P), two pre-college physics curriculum projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She is also an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware.


Alan G. Gomez, an instructor at the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering, and an engineering instructor and career and technical education coordinator for the Sun Prairie Area School District. He received his B.S. in Technology Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1995, his M.S. in Industrial/Technology Education from Stout in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. He has written a National Foundations of Technology curriculum and a National Introduction to Engineering curriculum for the International Technology Education Association Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology and Science. A member of the team writing technology education standards for the state of Wisconsin, he has published materials in professional journals and in the Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Gomez is principal author of Engineering Your Future: A Project-Based Introduction to Engineering and Survey of Engineering.


Craig Kesselheim is currently senior associate for the Great Schools Partnership in Maine, where he not only assists and consults with secondary schools on reform initiatives, but also directs a three-year math science partnership of three public schools, a career and technical school, and a community college. Previous positions include director of curriculum and staff development for Maine School Union 98; principal of Tremont Consolidated School (K–8) in Bass Harbor, Maine; assistant professor of biology at the University of Central Arkansas; and science facilitator for the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. Dr. Kesselheim earned his B.A. from College of the Atlantic and an M.A.T. from Bridgewater State College. He earned his Ph.D. in science education from the University of Maine in 1997.


Michael C. Lach, officer of high school teaching and learning, oversees curriculum and instruction in 120 high schools in the Chicago School System. Mr. Lach began teaching high school biology and general science at Alceé



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