Member Spotlight

Take a tour of the sprawling rooms and spaces of Douglas Black's lab, and you'll get a crash course on an astonishing array of equipment. On one side of the hallway there are benches for nearly a dozen researchers and students, along with an FPLC, a machine that purifies proteins.

Jen Pfannerstill
North Shore Country Day School, Illinois

In a three-decade career, Jeremy Berg has been a researcher, a teacher, and an administrator. Now he’s wielding an editor’s red pen at Science, the AAAS-published family of leading peer-reviewed journals.

Astronomer Dr. Heidi Hammel's Washington D.C. office is a shrine of books, globes, photos, and statues to the universe she's devoted her life to studying.

Griffin Kidd
Teacher, Haddonfield Memorial High School in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Growing up in New York City, 8-year-old Jill Tarter had never experienced dark like it. She was in Florida. She had traveled to the Sunshine State only to experience a true absence of light, but the sky wasn’t dark at all. It was filled with bright, shining stars.

For Karen Saxe, the road to Washington started with maps in Minnesota.

At a time when many of their colleagues are headed back into classrooms and laboratories, a select group of scientists and engineers are going to Washington.

Jean Lynch-Stieglitz was introduced early to the rigors of scientific fieldwork, globetrotting with her archaeologist father, her mom, and sisters to Peru, Ecuador, and Chile.

Vigdis Asmundson
Teacher, Grange Middle School in Fairfield, California