The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Baltimore Excellence in STEM Teaching (BEST) Project

2013–2014 BEST Project Sponsoring Research Institutions and Mentors

The following researchers are mentoring a BEST Project Teacher for their 6 to 8-week summer research project. The mentors will also collaborate with the BEST Teachers during the 2013–2014 school year to help translate summer research experiences into real-world, inquiry-based classroom activities for their students as well as promote careers in STEM-related fields.

Institution Research Mentor(s) Website
Flowserve Pump Corporation Mr. Michael Rogalski  

Institute of Marine and  Environmental Technology

Mr. Adam Frederick Mr. Adam Frederick
Dr. Russell Hill Dr. Russell Hill
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Dr. Joan Hoffmann Research and Exploratory Development Department
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Jeff Livas Dr. Jeffrey Livas

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Stephen Heishman Dr. Stephen Heishman
Dr. George Uhl Dr. George Uhl

Towson University
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Barry Margulies Dr. Barry Margulies
Dr. Vonnie Shields Dr. Vonnie Shields
US Army Research Lab – Aberdeen Dr. Sandra Young Teacher and Student Outreach Programs
US Army Research Lab - Adelphi Ms. Nancy Faget
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Dr. Shiladitya DasSarma The DasSarma Lab
University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy
Dr.  Sarah Michel Dr. Sarah Michel




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