The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Baltimore Excellence in STEM Teaching (BEST) Project

2012–2013 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 2012-2013 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(s)
Anne Arundel Community College Environmental Center Dr. M. Stephen Ailstock AACC Environmental Center
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Mr. Michael Kutzer Collaborative Laboratory for BIGSS
Johns Hopkins University Brady Urological Institute Dr. Robert Getzenberg Dr. Robert Getzenberg
Johns Hopkins University Center for Astrophysical Science Dr. William Blair JHU Center for Astrophysical Science

Dr. William Blair
Johns Hopkins University – Department of Materials Science and Engineering Dr. Patricia McGuiggan JHU Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University – Department of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Nadia Zakamska JHU Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Nadia Zakamska
National Institute on Aging Dr. Bronwen Martin Dr. Bronwen Martin
National Institute on Drug Abuse Dr. Gianluigi Tanda Medications Discovery Research Branch
Dr. George Uhl Dr. George Uhl
Towson University – Department of Chemistry Dr. Cynthia Zeller Forensic Chemistry Program
Towson University – Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences Dr. Grace Yong Physics at Towson University
United States Army Research Laboratory Dr. Sandra Young Teacher and Student Outreach Programs
University of Maryland Baltimore County – Department of Geography and Environmental Systems Dr. Andrew Miller Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

Dr. Andrew Miller
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies – Columbus Center Dr. Russell Hill Dr. Russell Hill
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dr. Shiladitya DasSarma DasSarma Lab Group
Dr. David Weber Dr. David J. Weber
University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Mr. Adam Frederick Mr. Adam Frederick
Dr. Dan Terlizzi Dr. Dan Terlizzi




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