a Senior Fellow in Science Education, conducts research in astronomy/space
science education, and is Director of the Center for Science Education
at the UC Space Sciences Laboratory. She is principal investigator
of Project FIRST as well as national educational initiatives, including
the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project and NASA Office of
Space Science's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum. She is a member
of NASA's Office of Space Science Education Council as well as NASA's
Space Science Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. in astronomy
from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Paglierani is a member of the Science Education Group at the
UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, where she has worked extensively
in UC Berkeley community outreach efforts in conjunction with the
UC Berkeley Pledge and the Interactive University Project. At present
she is the director of Project FIRST. Her recent efforts have been
focused on building school/university partnerships to develop age-appropriate
space science teaching materials for the elementary grades. She
received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California
at Berkeley and earned her teaching credential in the UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Education. She holds a Masters degree in
English with an emphasis in language acquisition from San Francisco
Desroches is the Program Representative for SEGway (Science
Education Gateway). Funded by NASA, SEGway is a national consortium
of science museums, research institutions and educators working
together to present the latest space science research to students,
teachers, and the general public. Barney received a bachelor's degree
in English and Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Masters
degree in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. He
has worked on a variety of K-12 educational technology programs
including the Oakland Museum of California's digital learning project,
the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive's electronic
media project and UC Berkeley's Interactive University Project.
Barney is working with the Project FIRST team to pilot new science
materials with second- graders in Oakland public schools.
is a graphic artist, photographer, and web developer. She has been
working with scientists and educators at the Space Sciences Laboratory
since her recent graduation from UC Berkeley in Visual Studies.
Lauren has worked on a number of NASA missions, including web development
for CHIPS, FAST, HESSI and STEREO/IMPACT. She enjoys photography
and does freelance work when she is not drawing, drumming, or playing
guitar with other children her own age.
Feldman is a teacher in the West Contra Costa Unified School
District where she teaches in a kindergarten/first-grade class.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential
from California State University, Hayward. She has been a teacher
in the UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program. As a teacher
instructor for the Contra Costa County Technology Leadership Academy
and a Technology Leader for Washington Elementary School, she has
trained teachers in classroom technology and web site development.
She has also taken a leadership role in the BTSA New Teacher Mentor
Program. As part of the development team for Eye on the Sky,
Sally has contributed her expertise in technology and extensive
experience in early science education.
Thomaes is a primary grade teacher and a LITES science teacher
leader for the Oakland Unified School District. She is a first/second
grade teacher at Hoover Elementary School and has been a master
teacher for the UC Berkeley Developmental Teacher Education program.
She has worked with the University of Californias Berkeley
Pledge Program for several years as a teacher-partner. Marie-Eve
has collaborated in the development and testing of curricula for
Project FIRST and the A Plus programs. She is also a district trainer
for the Tribes program which encourages the creation of community
in the classrooms through cooperative learning strategies. Marie-Eve
earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Fordham University and received
her teaching credential from California State University, Hayward.
is a senior at UC Berkeley where she is majoring in Integrative
Biology. When she is not occupied with the demands of her academic
work, she spends her free time reading, and engaging in outdoor
activities. Irene is working on Project FIRST to explore her interest
in becoming a classroom teacher and to get some first hand experience
with science teaching in the elementary classroom. Irene's long-term
goal is to return to university life to complete an advanced degree.
Lisa Gohil is a third year Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research major at UC Berkeley. Her academic interests include literature,
history and film studies. Her professional goal is to work in financial
consulting after receiving her Bachelor's degree. Lisa's long term
aim is to pursue graduate studies in Industrial Engineering. Lisa's
desire to work with young children and make a contribution to the
community brought her to Project FIRST.
Boyd is a sophomore at UC Berkeley pursuing studies in psychology
and sociology. After graduating from Cal, Amanda intends to join
the Peace Corps. She plans to return to the university and become
a child psychologist. She enjoys the challenge of working with young
students and carrying out research in a classroom environment. Amanda
wants to help create school environments in which students excel
academically and also learn to be well-rounded, successful adults.