Meet The Family Engineering Team

Authors

Mia Jackson an Associate with David Heil & Associates, Inc., specializes in program and exhibit development, project management, and evaluation with an emphasis on early learning, parent/child engagement, and public outreach. Trained in Elementary Education, she has worked in the science education field for over 15 years, including serving as the Director of Education and Exhibits at The Imaginarium, a science center in Anchorage, Alaska.

David Heil President of David Heil & Associates, Inc., is well known as an innovative educator, author, and host of the Emmy-Award winning PBS science series, Newton’s Apple. Active in promoting public understanding of science for over 30 years, he is a frequent conference and workshop presenter on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. David was the lead editor of the popular book Family Science and the Founding President of the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering, one of the three partner organizations responsible for creating Family Engineering.

Joan Chadde is the Education Program Coordinator for the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at Michigan Technological University (MTU), one of the three partner organizations responsible for creating Family Engineering. She has more than 25 years experience in science and environmental education, water resource management, and program development, including the design and implementation of numerous K-12 science programs and teacher professional development workshops.

Neil Hutzler PhD., P.E., is a professor and past chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the director of the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at Michigan Technological University (MTU). He has over 30 years of experience in engineering education in both K-12 and higher education. MTU is one of the three partner organizations responsible for creating Family Engineering and Neil served as the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation grant supporting the development of the Family Engineering program.

Project Advisors

  • Christine M. Cunningham, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Engineering is Elementary, Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • William E. Kelly, Ph.D., Manager of Public Affairs, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Washington D.C.

National Advisory Committee

  • Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
  • NM Gary Cruz, Ph.D., Great Minds in STEM, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deborah Curry, Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC
  • José Franco, WestEd, Oakland, CA
  • Anne Gurnee, Southwest Charter School, Portland, OR
  • Jason D. Lee, Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, Detroit, MI
  • Paul Poledink, Ford Motor Company Fund, Dearborn, MI (retired)
  • Gerald Wheeler, Ph.D., National Science Teachers Association (Emeritus Executive Director),Arlington, VA

Content Contributors

  • Celeste Baine, Engineering Education Services Center, Seattle, WA
  • Gail Foster, Independent Consultant, Homosassa Springs, FL
  • Cathy Griswold, Mari-Linn School, Lyons, OR
  • Anne Gurnee, Southwest Charter School, Portland, OR
  • Elizabeth Parry, North Carolina State University College of Engineering, Raleigh, NC
  • Pamela Schmidt Bardenhagen, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  • Cary Sneider, Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland, OR

Expert Reviewers

  • Lydia Beall, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM
  • Monica Cardella, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Robert Claymier, The Children’s Council of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Reston, VA
  • Deborah Curry, Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC
  • Elizabeth Eschenbach, Ph.D., Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • David W. Gatchell, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Judith R. Hallinen, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Karen Mayfield-Ingram, EQUALS, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
  • Mercedes McKay, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • Susan Staffin Metz, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • Gerald Recktenwald, Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Robert F. Vieth, Juneau Economic Development Council, Juneau, AK
  • Kristin Bethke Wendell, Ph.D., Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Gerald Wheeler, Ph.D., National Science Teacher’s Association (Emeritus Executive Director),Arlington, VA

Pilot and Field Test Site Coordinators

  • Grace Dávila Coates, EQUALS/Family Math Program, Berkeley, CA
  • Eric Heiselt, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • Krizia M. Karry, Industry University Research Consortium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Marta Larson, University of Michigan School of Education, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Elizabeth Parry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Jack Samuelson, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Lara K. Smetana, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Elizabeth Smith, Fort Discovery National Science Center, Augusta, GA
  • Ron Terry, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Family Engineering Pilot and Field Test Event Sites

  • Rosa Parks Elementary, Berkeley, CA
  • Kids’ Breakfast Club, Hayward, CA
  • Richmond Library, Richmond, CA
  • Washington Elementary, Richmond, CA
  • TECH Museum, San Jose, CA
  • Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School, Hamden, CT
  • Casimir Pulaski School, Meriden, CT
  • Worthington Hooker School, New Haven, CT
  • Barnard Environmental Studies School, New Haven, CT
  • Fair Haven School, New Haven, CT
  • Episcopal Day School, Augusta, GA
  • Fort Discovery National Science Center, Augusta, GA
  • Lake Forest Hills Elementary, Augusta, GA
  • Blythe Elementary, Blythe, GA
  • Baraga Elementary School, Baraga, MI
  • Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Elementary School, Calumet, MI
  • Hannahville Indian School, Wilson, MI
  • Upper Peninsula Girl Scout STEM Extravaganza, Houghton, MI
  • Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, Marquette, MI
  • Golightly Education Center, Detroit, MI
  • Maybury Elementary, Detroit, MI
  • Roberto Clemente Academy, Detroit, MI
  • Washington Elementary, Flint, MI
  • Pinckney Elementary, Pinckney, MI
  • Brick Elementary, Ypsilanti, MI
  • East Webster Elementary, Mathiston, MS
  • Ward Stewart Elementary, Starkville, MS
  • Starkville Boys and Girls Club, Starkville, MS
  • Sudduth Elementary, Starkville, MS
  • West Oktibbeha County Elementary, Sturgis, MS
  • Brentwood Magnet School of Engineering, Raleigh, NC
  • St. Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish, Garner, NC
  • Rachel Freeman School of Engineering Wilmington, NC
  • Mari-Linn School, Lyons, OR
  • Markham Elementary, Portland, OR
  • Southwest Charter School, Portland, OR
  • José Cordero Rosario School, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
  • Luis Muñoz Marín School, Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Ángela Calvani School, Jayuya, Puerto Rico
  • Rafael Quiñones Vidal School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Manuel Padilla School, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT
  • Newington Forest Elementary School, Springfield, VA
  • Bruce Guadalupe Community School, Milwaukee, WI
  • French Immersion School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Academy of Science, Milwaukee, WI
  • Wilson School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Waukesha STEM School, Waukesha, WI

Other Contributors

There are many different aspects involved in the development, design, and production of a publication. We would like to offer additional thanks to the individuals and organizations below for their contributions.

  • Gina Magharious, David Heil & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • David Mitchell, American Society for Engineering Education, Washington D.C.
  • Kristina Peltier, David Heil & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Eric Wallinger, David Heil & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Lloyd Wescoat, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  • Amy Farrell, times2studio, LLC, Missoula, MT
  • Inverness Research Associates, Inverness, CA