PROFILES OF PARTICIPANTS
is the K-12 lead for the Education, Outreach and Training
Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (EOT-PACI)
and Education Program Coordinator at the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Her current research interests include the use of computer-based
modeling and scientific visualization to promote learning,
and professional development programs to support the use of
technology in the classroom. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D.
in Education at the University of Illinois, where she earned
her B.S. and M.A. degrees.
Associate Professor of Physics at Swarthmore College, conducts
research on computational chemical physics. She received a
Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has
conducted postdoctoral research at Exxon and Columbia University.
Dr. Bug is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Physical Society,
the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Neutron Scattering
Didion is the Executive Director of the Association for
Women in Science, which is dedicated to achieving equity and
full participation for women in science, mathematics and engineering,
working through a national office and 74 local chapters. AWIS
has produced several major publications including A Hand-Up:
Women Mentoring Women in Science, Grants at a Glance, and
Taking the Initiative (Proceedings of a Leadership Conference
for Women in Science and Engineering). As Executive Director
of AWIS, Ms. Didion has written about women and science for
The Scientist and Science and Initiatives, has
testified before Congressional committees, national commissions
and other major government task forces, and has spoken in
a variety of professional forums. She is currently the Chair
of the Environment and Science Task Forces for the Coalition
for Womens Appointments, and is co-principal investigator
on several NSF grants.
Eng 88 is Director of New Product Development at
Agere Technologies. She chairs the IEEE Committee on Women
in Engineerings subcommittee on governmental and public
policy, and was Chair of the WIE committee from 1997-98. She
received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.
79 is Technical Team Leader for Silicon and Germanium
Technology Development at IBM Microelectronics. She has worked
in a variety of areas including packaging (polymer and photolithographic
materials processing) and in semiconductor development (SiGe
and BiCMOS technology development) with IBM Microelectronics,
which she joined in 1985. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry
from Carnegie-Mellon Unievrsity and has done postdoctoral
work at the University of Chicago.
Suzanne E. Franks
is Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program
at Kansas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedical
engineering from Duke University and has additional training
in womens studies and secondary education. Dr. Franks
has worked in basic cancer research in the United States and
Germany, and as a medical writer and manager in the pharmaceutical
industry. At Kansas State University, she leads the development
of recruitment and retention programs for women in engineering
and science from middle school through postgraduate levels.
is Director of New Business Development in the Adhesives and
Sealants Division of Rohm & Haas Company. She has held
executive positions at American Cyanamid, Ashland, National
Starch, Reichhold and Rohm & Haas, where she currently
directs portfolio management, strategic planning and e-commerce
design for a $700-million business division. A strong advocate
of networking as a means to support the advancement of women
in industry, Dr. Graham has been recognized for her mentoring
work with young women interested in the sciences.
Grew graduated from Bryn Mawr as a geology major in 1962.
She is currently a professor of geosciences at the University
of Nebraska. Professor Grew is a recipient of the American
Geological Institutes Ian Campbell Medal and was the
first woman to head the California Department of Conservation,
chair the states Mining and Geology Board, direct the
Minnesota Geological Survey and serve as the Vice Chancellor
of Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
is the Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology and Director
of the Center for Science in Society at Bryn Mawr College,
which he joined in 1986. A neurobiologist, developmental biologist
and educator, he conducted postdoctoral research at Johns
Hopkins University and Stanford University. Dr. Grobstein
has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters
on nervous system development, brain organization and function
in relation to behavior, and theoretical biology. He has a
long-standing interest in science education and continues
to be actively involved in secondary-school teacher education
and minority outreach programs.
is Director of the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
at the National Research Council. Prior to joining the NRC,
she held a faculty appointment in the department of neurosurgery
at Georgetown University Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Hahm
held postdoctoral appointments at the National Cancer Institute
and the National Institute of Mental Health. She has a Ph.D.
in neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
80 is Program Director in Analytical and Surface
Chemistry at the National Science Foundation. She became the
Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Georgetown
University in 1989, and established a research group on the
applications of lasers to surface science. Dr. Hicks earned
her Ph.D. at Columbia University, where she received the George
P. Pegram Distinguished Fellowship in the Natural Sciences.
She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania,
a Presidential Young Investigator, a Sloan Fellow and Visiting
Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has
been at the NSF since 1999.
Toby Horn 71
is a consultant with the District of Columbia Public Schools
DC ACTS. A chemistry major at Bryn Mawr College, she
earned a Ph.D. in biology at the University of Colorado, completed
postdoctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University and was a
cancer researcher at the National Institutes of Health. Dr.
Horn started some of the first biotechnology programs for
high-school students as Director of Community Outreach at
the Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech University.
Kahle is Condit Professor of Science Education at Miami
University and recently served as Director, Division of Elementary,
Secondary and Informal Education at the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Kahle is an international scholar in gender differences
in science education and the evaluation of the systemic reform
of science and mathematics education. She has led systemic
reform of science and mathematics education in Ohio for the
past nine years and consults nationally with school districts.
She also chaired The National Science Foundations Committee
on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering, a Congressionally-mandated
committee that reviews on a biannual basis what is happening
Maccecchini was until recently President and CEO of Annovis
Inc. She has more than 20 years of experience in new product
discovery, development and commercialization in the pharmaceutical
and biotechnology industries. She founded Symphony Pharmaceuticals
in 1993, which became Annovis with the acquisition of Cruachem
Holdings Ltd. Annovis produces novel nucleic acids that are
used in the analysis of the human genome and the discovery
of new drugs and diagnostics. In 2001, Annovis was acquired
by Transgenomic Inc.
McCormack, Associate Professor of Physics, joined
Bryn Mawr College in 1995. She was a Fulbright Senior Research
Scholar Fellow at the University of Paris XI, a guest scientist
at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland and a consultant
in developing a physics curriculum at Effat College, a new
science college for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A member
of the American Physical Society, the American Association
of Physics Teachers, the Association for Women in Science
and Project Kaleidoscope, Dr. McCormack has authored more
than 20 journal articles. She earned a Ph.D. in physics at
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, joined Bryn Mawr
College in 2001. Her research focuses on multimedia interactive
programming, computer science and security risks, and electronic
voting. Dr. Mercuri has testified before the House Science
Committee on voting system standards, consulted for the General
Accounting Office on Internet voting, and has prepared detailed
comments on a proposed new standard of the Federal Election
Commission. She earned her Ph.D. in computer and information
science at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member
of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Connie Morella (R-Md.) has focused her legislative
efforts on scientific research and development, education,
the federal workforce, equity for women and the environment.
In 1998 she authored legislation establishing the Congressional
Com-mission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in
Science, Engineering and Technology, and continues to support
efforts to increase the representation of women, minorities
and people with disabilities in the science and technology
is a Program Director at the W.M. Keck Foundation and former
Professor of Biology and Dean of Research, College of Letters,
Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California. She
has taught a variety of courses in molecular biology and biochemistry
at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Pelligrinis
research focuses on structure-function relationships within
ribosomes, regulation of ribosomal gene expression, and genes
involved in human reproduction.
80 is CEO of Interpretech LLC and former Deputy
to the Associate Director, Technology, White House Office
of Science and Technology Policy. She has broad experience
in forging strategic partnerships and developing initiatives
for advanced technologies within government, industry, academia
and international organizations. At OSTP, Dr. Perine oversaw
national technology policy and large-scale research initiatives,
specializing in information technology applications, technology
innovation and commercialization, global competitiveness,
and math and science education. She previously served with
the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, and the World Bank.
J. Pari Sabety
77 is the Director of the Technology Policy Group
at the Ohio Supercomputing Center, which focuses on the legal
and policy challenges that arise with the deployment of new
computing and network technologies. She has a decade of experience
in building technology-led economic development strategies
in communities across the United States. Ms. Sabety co-founded
a consulting firm with former Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste,
which managed research projects for corporate clients, and
served as Celestes policy adviser on economic development.
58 is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering
and the National Science Board, and former Director of Technology
Partnerships at Honeywell Corporation. She has broad and deep
experience across the university, government and corporate
sectors. Dr. Savitz has served on the faculty of the University
of the District of Columbia, directed divisions of the U.S.
Department of Energy, and held executive positions at the
Garret Corporation, Allied Signal and Honeywell.
Jill T. Shapiro
Sideman earned her M.A. in 1963 and her Ph.D. in 1965
in physical and organic chemistry at Bryn Mawr. She went on
to conduct research in high-energy physics and molecular biology
as a fellow of the National Bureau of Standards, the National
Institute for Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, the Institut
Pasteur in Paris and the University of Washington Medical
School. In 1974 she co-founded the environ-mental consulting
firm of Shapiro and Associates, a standard-setter in the fields
of environmental impact, analysis, wetlands and coastal zone
management, and energy conservation. In 1986 she joined the
international engineering firm of CH2M HILL, where she is
a Vice President and Director. In recent years she has given
leadership to national efforts to diversify the science and
engineering workforce, serving, for example, as a member of
the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and
Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (CAWMSET).
Dr. Sideman is currently President of the Association of Women
in Science, the largest multidisciplinary scientific organization
for women in the United States.
Anne M. Thompson
is an astrophysicist at the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics
Branch of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center. She studies
tropospheric ozone and its relationship to natural processes
and global change. A pioneer in the use of multi-satellite
data sets to view the earth as a system, Dr. Thompson coordinates
SHADOZ, an 11-nation network for ozone sounding that is the
basis of satellite validation and regional air-quality studies
and education in the host countries there as well. She has
authored more than 100 science publications since receiving
her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in
Nancy J. Vickers
joined Bryn Mawr as the Colleges seventh President in
1997. A scholar in the fields of literary and cultural studies,
her interests range from Renaissance poetry to the transformation
of the lyric genre as a result of new technologies such as
music video and television. She served on the faculties of
the University of Southern California and Dartmouth College,
and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the
University of Pennsylvania and the University of California,
Los Angeles, and a visiting fellow at Princeton University.
Dr. Vickers earned a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from Yale
President of National Academy of Engineering, has authored
more than 100 articles, technical reports and books. He is
currently on leave as professor at the University of Virginia.
His research spans computer architecture, security, programming
languages and optimizing compilers. The National Academy of
Engineering, together with the National Academy of Sciences,
is chartered by Congress to provide advice to the government
on issues of science and engineering.
Kim Ann Zajac
is Director of Pre-College Programs, The Douglass Project
for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering, Rutgers
University. She is a former educator and adviser in agribusiness
and agriscience technology. She has served as an international
consultant on agricultural education in Russia and the Ukraine,
as Program Associate in Cooperative Extension for Community
Outreach at Cook College, and as Agricultural Education Specialist
at the New Jersey Department of Education.