Malcom is Head of the AAAS Directorate for Education and Human
Resources (EHR) Programs. A former high school science teacher, university
faculty member, and National Science Foundation Program Officer in science
education, Dr. Malcom holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State University.
She serves on a number of boards and committees related to science policy
and science education at local, state, national, and international levels.
She is a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and American Museum
of National History. Dr. Malcom was appointed by President Clinton
and confirmed by the Senate as a member of the National Science Board and
serves as a member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science
She is author or co-author
of numerous publications related to the mission of EHR including, Equity
and Excellence: Compatible Goals; Science Assessment in the Service of
Reform, and The Effect of the Changing Policy Climate on Science, Mathematics,
and Engineering Diversity.
As directorate head Dr. Malcom
is responsible for ensuring programmatic development, adherence of EHR
programs to support AAAS' mission, and garnering financial support for
EHR projects, in addition to serving as spokesperson and advocate for EHR
issues and principal investigator and intellectual contributor for EHR
S. George is Deputy Director and Program Director of the AAAS
Education Programs (EHR) Programs. Her
responsibilities include conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and
planning multi-year projects related to increasing the participation of
minorities, women, and disabled persons in science and engineering.
She directs or co-directs a number of projects including Science Linkages
in the Community (SLIC), the AAAS Black Church Project, and Science Education
Reform for All (a joint science policy project the Council of Chief State
School Officers). These initiatives are all aimed at developing and
strengthening out-of-school programs for school-age children operated by
community-based groups including youth serving organizations, churches,
science museums, zoos, libraries, and others.
She has served as Director
of Development for the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
and Director of a pre-college, university retention, and pre-graduate school
program at the University of California, Berkeley. As a laboratory biologist,
Ms. George worked with a biophysics group involved in cell cycle using
the flow cytometer and the cell sorter.
Ms. George has authored or
co-authored over 40 papers, pamphlets, and hands-on science manuals including
Get into the Equation: Math and Science, Parents and Children; the In Touch
with Science series (a series of 6 inquiry-based manuals for use with youth-serving
organizations); and Science and Mathematics Reform: What Do Parents Need
to Know to Get Involved? She has several service awards from Lawrence
Livermore Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley. She
also has received local appreciation awards from the New Orleans Mayor's
Office and the Greater New Orleans Urban League. She received her
B.S. and M.S. in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and Clark
University in Georgia, respectively.
Bowden is a science education specialist and trainer in the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Directorate
for Education & Human Resources (EHR) Programs. Formerly, she
worked as a Program Associate with the Family Math, Family Science, and
Playtime is Science sites, located in the Programs for Educational Opportunity
Office at the University of Michigan. Ms. Bowden holds a Bachelor
of Science in Biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University
of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
As a trainer, Ms. Bowden
is responsible for conducting hands-on science, mathematics and technology
workshops for various EHR programs including the Science Linkages in the
Community (SLIC) Initiative, the AAAS Black Church Project, and the Intel
Community Technology Center (CTC) Project. Additionally, she is instrumental
in organizing the Annual AAAS Public Science Day. She is the co-author
of several publications including TechLinks for CTCs: Science, Math, Health
& Literacy Activities for Community Technology Centers; In Touch with
Community Service Learning: A Guide to Hands-on Science; and the
Community Technology Center (CTC) Training Manual.
Kass is the Project Director for Public Understanding of Science
and Technology at the AAAS Education Programs
Programs. She has developed and directed many programs impacting
all populations including minorities, girls, and students with disabilities.
She received her Master's degree in education from Howard University and
a Bachelor's degree in education and history from Antioch University.
Recent projects include Parents
Involved-Pigeons Everywhere (PIPE), a citizen-science project of the Cornell
Lab of Ornithology in collaboration with AAAS and Community Television
of Southern California (KCET) with funding from the National Science Foundation;
directing parent outreach programs for the Educational Film Center in connection
with SETQuest, an interactive career project; and Public Science
Day, an annual event targeted at students in grades 3 through 12 to broaden
their understanding of the role of the sciences and its impact on everyday
life. Ms. Kass has served on several advisory boards including WGBH
Century of Discovery, Project ASTRO, and the National Science Foundation's
National Science & Technology Week. She has co-authored several
Thompson serves as the Meetings Coordinator for the Science
Linkages in the Community Initiative at the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. In addition to coordinating seminars,
forums, and workshops, Ms. Thompson assists in marketing and promotional
activities for the Initiative. She also serves as the Program Assistant
for the Science in the Summer program, which provides summer science
programs to children in grades 2 through 6 in greater Philadelphia.
Ms. Thompson is a graduate of Springarn High School in Washington, DC and
attended Prince George's Community College.
Sosa is the Project Director for the Science + Literacy for
Health Project and the Editor-in-Chief of Science Books & Films
the AAAS Education Programs Programs.
She has also served as the Project Director of the AAAS Science Library
Institute and manages the EHR Publications staff. Ms. Sosa received
her Master's degree in education and the teaching of English from Teachers
College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in humanities from
Before coming to AAAS, Ms.
Sosa was an award-winning software and audio visual writer/producer, as
well as a writer and editor of educational print materials. At AAAS,
Ms. Sosa works on projects related to libraries and literacy. She
has published numerous articles and reports in this area. She serves
on several advisory boards related to libraries and children's science
books, and has provided technical assistance to a number of organizations
regarding exemplary science materials, including Reading is Fundamental
and the American Library Association.
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