Daniel Barstow is President of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Formed in the wake of the Challenger Space Shuttle tragedy, Challenger now has 46 Learning Centers throughout the United States, each providing simulated space missions that engage and inspire students and connect them with modern tools of Earth and space exploration. Barstow leads the Challenger Center in strengthening its core operations, growing the network, and expanding its impact on science, technology, engineering, and math education. Over the past two decades, his work has focused on revolutionizing Earth and space science education by emphasizing Earth as a dynamic integrated system, Earth visualization technology, and inquiry-based learning. He was the founding chair of the national Climate Literacy Network and is actively involved in climate education through a variety of partnerships, programs, and policy reform initiatives.
Rosina M. Bierbaum is dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. Previously, she served as acting director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President. Before her appointment as acting director, she was the associate director for environment at OSTP, serving as the administration’s senior scientific adviser on environmental research and development on a wide range of issues, including global change, air and water quality, ecosystem management, and energy research and development. Dr. Bierbaum worked closely with the President’s National Science and Technology Council and co-chaired its Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources, which coordinated the $5 billion federal research and development efforts in this area, including the (then) $2 billion U.S. Global Change Research Program. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is currently a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has served on numerous scientific advisory committees and is a board member for several foundations. Dr. Bierbaum received her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor of applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Visiting Professor of Resource Economics at Humboldt University-Berlin. Professor Bromley has published extensively on the institutional foundations of the economy; legal and philosophical dimensions of property rights; economics of natural resources and the environment; and economic development. He has been editor of the journal Land Economics since 1974. He is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and is listed in Who’s Who in Economics. He recently completed a 3-year term as chair of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas. He has been a consultant to the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, the