Office and De Anza College. She serves on the Commission on Inclusion of the American Council of Education, the Board of Directors for the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, and the STEM Higher Education Working Group under the auspices of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She earned her B.A. in history and French and M.A. in history from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco and her Ed.D. in organization and leadership (with a concentration in education law) from the University of San Francisco.

KARL S. PISTER, chair of the governing board of the California Council on Science and Technology, is former vice president—educational outreach, of the University of California, and chancellor emeritus of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to retirement, he completed five decades of service to higher education, beginning his career as assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. He served as chairman of the Division of Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics before his appointment as dean of the College of Engineering in 1980, a position he held for 10 years. From 1985 to 1990, he was the first holder of the Roy W. Carlson chair in engineering. From 1991 to 1996, he served as chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an honorary fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, and Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia. He also served as founding chairman of the Board on Engineering Education of the National Research Council. He has a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.


JAY B. LABOV (PI) is senior advisor for education and communication, National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council (NRC), and serves as the principal investigator (PI) for this project. He has worked for the Academies for 15 years. He also serves as program director for Biology Education with the NRC’s Board on Life Sciences and the director of the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the work for this project with the co-PIs and with program, administrative, and financial management staff at the National Academies. He also works with the

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