are underprepared in mathematics. She has published several papers on bridging the ethnicity and gender gaps in engineering based on the success of the Extended Physics program. She is also the associate director for physics at the Math and Science Learning Center, which provides academic support for undergraduates in math, physics, chemistry and biology through coordination of the student support services, and provides outreach to regional K-12 students and teachers. In this capacity, she works with physics faculty to integrate research-based teaching activities into their courses and conducts summer workshops for middle and high school science teachers. Dr. Brahmia is the co-principal investigator (co-PI) on two National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded curriculum development projects. One is for college students, the Investigative Science Learning Environment project, which she developed with Alan Van Heuvelen and Eugenia Etkina. The other curricular project is for precollege students, Physics Union Mathematics, where she develops innovative materials that promote mathematical reasoning for the middle school/early high school levels of physics. She is the co-author with Peter Lindenfeld of a textbook for college science majors titled Physics, the First Science.
JERRY P. GOLLUB (NAS) is professor of natural sciences (physics) at Haverford College and an adjunct professor at University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the Fluid Dynamics Prize and the Award for Research in Undergraduate Institutions of the APS. A past member of the NAS Governing Council, Dr. Gollub was co-chair of the National Research Council (NRC) study for the report Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools. He currently serves on the NRC Board on Science Education. His research is concerned with nonlinear phenomena and fluid dynamics. He is coauthor of Chaotic Dynamics: An Introduction, an undergraduate textbook. Dr. Gollub teaches science courses designed for a broad audience, including “Fluids in Nature,” “Predictability in Science,” and “Energy Options and Science Policy.” He has been provost of Haverford College and chair of its Educational Policy Committee. He served as chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the APS and as a member of its executive board. In 2008-2009 he was the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge and an overseas fellow of Churchill College. He has served on the editorial boards of Physical Review Letters and Physics of Fluids and has been an invited columnist for Physics Today. Dr. Gollub received his Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics at Harvard University in 1971.
DAVID HAMMER is a professor in education and physics and astronomy and co-director of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Previously, he was a professor in physics and curriculum and instruction,