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Staff

Jennifer E. Carinci, Ed.D.

Program Director, STEM Education Research

Jennifer most recently served as the inaugural Director of Research, Innovation, and Data Strategy at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Prior to that she served as an IES Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow, with a background as an art teacher in Baltimore City. Dr. Carinci has evaluated students, interns, programs, and prospective and current teachers, as well as been a Fulbright Scholar and AERA Council Member.

Betty Calinger

Senior Project Director

Betty works on projects that build science literacy for all children in formal and informal settings through partnerships.  She oversees the AAAS STEM Volunteer Program that places STEM professionals in classrooms in 7 school districts in the DC metro area to assist teachers.  Betty also administers a summer science program for elementary students through partnerships with libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other community-based organizations.