Prentice Hall Science Explorer 2009 Authors
The most widely respected and nationally affiliated authorship team makes all the difference.
Ioannis Miaoulis, Ph.D.
|Michael Padilla, Ph.D|
Professor of Science Education
University of Georgia
|President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in 2005–2006, Michael Padilla is a leader in middle school science education. Michael Padilla, Ph.D. is a leader in middle school science education. He has served as an author and as a writer of the National Science Education Standards. As lead author of Science Explorer, Mike has inspired the team in developing a program that meets the needs of middle grades students, promotes science inquiry, and is aligned with the National Science Education Standards.|
|Ioannis Miaoulis, Ph.D.|
Museum of Science
|Originally trained as a mechanical engineer, Ioannis Miaoulis is in the forefront of the national movement to increase technological literacy. As dean of Tufts University School of Engineering, Dr. Miaoulis spearheaded the introduction of engineering into the Massachusetts curriculum. Currently, he is working nation wide with school systems to engage students in engineering activities and to foster discussions on the impact of science and technology on society.|
|Martha Cyr, Ph.D.|
Director K-12 Outreach
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Martha Cyr is a noted expert in engineering outreach. She has over nine years of experience with programs and activities that emphasize, through hands-on projects, the use of engineering principles to excite and motivate students and teachers of mathematics and science in grades K–12. Her goal is to stimulate a continued interest in science and mathematics through engineering.