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External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) brings a wealth of experience to the iCubed project on evaluation, implementation, retention, broadening participation, and active learning techniques. The purpose of the EAB is to evaluate the project’s progress toward achieving its goals and objectives. Beginning in Spring 2012, the EAB members have met regularly to evaluate and to provide feedback. In the first years of the project, the focus was on implementation and assessment of the intervention conditions. In subsequent years, the EAB has been examining how the findings are integrated and disseminated.

Willie Pearson, Jr is a Professor of Sociology in the School of History, Technology, and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Pearson’s research has centered on the career patterns of Ph.D. scientists—particularly African Americans—and human resource issues in science and engineering. He has served on numerous boards, including Chair of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering.

Daryl Chubin is founding Director of the AAAS Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity. He has extensive experience within the federal government, academe and the non-profit sector. Dr. Chubin has published eight books and numerous policy reports, articles and commentaries on issues in science policy, human resource development, program evaluation and engineering education.

Barbara Bogue is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the former Director of the Women in Engineering Program at Penn State University. She is an expert on recruitment and retention of women in engineering including youth, college students, faculty and professionals. She has developed nationally implemented assessment instruments for university outreach activities, classroom climate and pre-college programming.

Robert J. Beichner is Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University and Founding Director of the STEM Education Initiative. As a member of the Physics Education R & D Group, Dr. Beichner’s research focuses on increasing our understanding of student learning and the improvement of physics education. He has created a number of science educational instruments and his biggest current project is the creation and study of a classroom environment supporting interactive, collaborative learning called SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies.