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The NSF STEP PIs are faculty members at Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College from the College of Arts & Science and the College of Education and Human development. They wrote the NSF STEP proposal in the Fall of 2007 and since June 2008 have guided the direction of the grant through bi-weekly meetings and monthly meetings with the SETGO scholars.

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Dr. Moira van Staaden

Position: Principal Investigator
Professor
Phone: (419) 372-0341
Email: mvs.bgsu@gmail.com
Address: College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
303 Life Science Building

Dr. Moira van Staaden is the Project Director responsible for overseeing all activities of the program, with the support of an Executive Committee, a program manager for administrative matters and two advisories. As Principal Investigator of SETGO she serves as the liaison with NSF. Dr. van Staaden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at BGSU, and a founding member of the JP Scott Center for Neuroscience Mind & Behavior. She joined the faculty at BGSU in 2000, after 6-years as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Zoology at the University of Graz, Austria. She is a STEM researcher with interests spanning behavior, genetics and evolution, and publishes primarily in the fields of neuroethology and animal behavior. Her experiences teaching evolution and introductory biology for Honors students have led her to explore issues surrounding scientific literacy, evaluated results of educational treatments and their longer-term implications. She has been PI for over $3 million in grants. She has supervised 2 Ph.D. and 6 M.S. thesis students, and is currently coordinating the research efforts of 3 undergraduate students.

SETGO Summer Research Faculty Mentor

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Dr. Anne Bullerjahn

Position: Co-Principal Investigator
Professor
Phone: (567) 661-7775
Email: anne_bullerjahn@owens.edu
Address: College of Math/ Science

Dr. Anne Bullerjahn is co-PI of the STEP grant and responsible for the bridge training program at Owens Community College. She has taught STEM at OCC since 1995 with an emphasis on curriculum development. Her experience with the needs and potential of community college students was the prime factor motivating the SETGO initiative. She is an active member of the Center for Math & Science Education Opportunities for Success and the NWO Center for Excellence charged by the Ohio Board of Regents with improving math/science education in the region.

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Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark

Position: Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
Phone: (419) 372-7363
Email: thuziak@bgsu.edu
Address: College of Education and Human Development
School of Teaching and Learning
123 Life Science Complex

Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark is co-PI of the STEP grant and responsible for SETGO project assessment. She has been on the faculty of BGSU's College of Education and Human Development since 2003 where she teaches Early Childhood Science Methods and Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry. Her research interests include Scientific Literacy, Teacher Education (in-service and pre-service), and Urban Education. She is an education researcher experienced in coordinating and managing internal evaluations for U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Grants, and field placement evaluation processes for STEM Education programs. Affiliated with COSMOS and the NWO Center for Excellence, she is currently serving as Director of the Research-based Inquiry Physics Experiences, funded by the Ohio Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality grant.

Members of the Executive Committee are charged to direct all aspects of the project with the assistance of the Program Manager. They form four sub-committees viz., Selection & Recruitment; Public Relations & Special Events; Curriculum & Programming; Grants & Development.

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Dr. Moira van Staaden

Position: Principal Investigator
Professor
Phone: (419) 372-0341
Email: mvs.bgsu@gmail.com
Address: College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
303 Life Science Building

Dr. Moira van Staaden is the Project Director responsible for overseeing all activities of the program, with the support of an Executive Committee, a program manager for administrative matters and two advisories. As Principal Investigator of SETGO she serves as the liaison with NSF. Dr. van Staaden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at BGSU, and a founding member of the JP Scott Center for Neuroscience Mind & Behavior. She joined the faculty at BGSU in 2000, after 6-years as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Zoology at the University of Graz, Austria. She is a STEM researcher with interests spanning behavior, genetics and evolution, and publishes primarily in the fields of neuroethology and animal behavior. Her experiences teaching evolution and introductory biology for Honors students have led her to explore issues surrounding scientific literacy, evaluated results of educational treatments and their longer-term implications. She has been PI for over $3 million in grants. She has supervised 2 Ph.D. and 6 M.S. thesis students, and is currently coordinating the research efforts of 3 undergraduate students.

SETGO Summer Research Faculty Mentor

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Dr. Anne Bullerjahn

Position: Co-Principal Investigator
Professor
Phone: (567) 661-7775
Email: anne_bullerjahn@owens.edu
Address: College of Math/ Science

Dr. Anne Bullerjahn is co-PI of the STEP grant and responsible for the bridge training program at Owens Community College. She has taught STEM at OCC since 1995 with an emphasis on curriculum development. Her experience with the needs and potential of community college students was the prime factor motivating the SETGO initiative. She is an active member of the Center for Math & Science Education Opportunities for Success and the NWO Center for Excellence charged by the Ohio Board of Regents with improving math/science education in the region.

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Pamela Krompak

Position: M.S. Mathematics
Professor
Email: pamela_krompak@owens.edu
Address: Mathematics Department
Owens Community College

Pamela Krompak received a Master of Science degree from the University of Toledo in 1974 and has been actively engaged in arts and science education ever since. For over two decades she taught both English and Mathematics at middle- and high schools in Indiana and Michigan. For the past 10 years she has been a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. She is heavily involved in curriculum development and reform at the institutional, local and State levels, serving as co-chair of the curriculum committee at Owens, the Northwest Ohio Regional Collaboration for Teacher Education Articulation Committee, the Northwest Ohio Regional Collaboration for Mathematics Articulation Committee, advisor on TechPrep programs and reviewer for the Fourth Year Math in High School Project for the State of Ohio.

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Joanne M. Roehrs

Position: M.S. Biology
Associate Professor
Email: joanne_roehrs@owens.edu
Address: Department of Math & Life Science
Owens Community College

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Erika Scheufler

Position: M.S. Chemistry
Residential Community Coordinator
Bowling Green State University Instructor
Email: escheuf@bgnet.bgsu.edu
Address: Department of Math & Life Science
Owens Community College

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Elizabeth Ross

Position: Program Manager
Phone: 419-372-4238, 419-372-2024 (fax)
Email: setgo.bgsu.occ@gmail.com
Address: Rm 328 Life Sciences Building
Bowling Green State University

Elizabeth Ross is Program Manager of SETGO responsible for facilitating internal project communication at BGSU and Owens Community College, and forging external links with local schools and community groups. She also manages other SETGO activities such as recruiting and public relations, and coordinates the bridge and summer research programs. After graduating from BGSU's education program in 2003 she taught elementary art in the Fremont City School district and garnered experience of schools across much of Sandusky, Wood, and Lucas counties as a substitute teacher. She particularly enjoys environmental education, and most recently was employed as a Stewardship/Greenhouse program coordinating assistant at the Wood County Park District headquartered in Bowling Green, OH.

The External Advisory consists of four members of the wider community with interest in math and science education. The committee is charged to provide advice to the program. Members read quarterly and annual reports, meet twice a year, and make suggestions for improvement.

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Prof. Edward Kravitz, Harvard University

Position: Chair
Phone: 617-432-1253
Email: edward_kravitz@hms.harvard.edu
Address: Harvard Medical School
Department of Neurobiology
220 Longwood Avenue
Goldenson Building, Room 420
Boston, MA 02115

Carol Norman

Dr Carol Norman, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Position: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: 419-353-4588
Email: carolngc@yahoo.com
Address: Division of Air Pollution Control
Northwest District Office
347 North Dunbridge Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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Dr. Michelle Grigore

Position: CPRP
Director
Phone: 419-354-6223 ext.6304
Email: mgrigore@bgohio.org
Address: Bowling Green Parks & Recreation
Simpson Garden Park
1291 Conneaut Avenue
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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Dr. Rodney Rogers

Position: Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, BGSU (Chair)
Phone: 419-372-2915
Email: rrogers@bgsu.edu

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Dr. Laurie Fathe

Position: Dean of Arts & Sciences, Owens Community College

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Dr. Angelo Brown

Position: Director of AIMS, BGSU

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Dr. Robert Klein

Position: Department of Science
Owens Community College

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Dr. Bob Midden

Position: Director, NWO/COSMOS, BGSU

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Dr. Jodi Devine

Position: Associate Dean, Honors College, BGSU

SETGO employs a cascading structure involving multiple layers of peer- and faculty partnerships. The mentor pool comprises faculty sponsors at the partner institutions, students in prior SETGO Scholar cohorts, junior/senior math and science majors, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at BGSU, as well as a variety of educators and business leaders from the local community.

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