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Appendix F: Brief Biographies of Presenters and Panelists
Pages 141-146

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... She has led research and evaluation studies funded by federal, state, and foundation sponsors, including examining the participation of underserved students in college transition and career pathways. Recent studies include evaluations of bridge-to-college programs funded by the Joyce Foundation and the U.S.
From page 142...
... She is the prin cipal investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded study Pathways to STEM Bachelor's and Graduate Degrees for Hispanic Students and the Role of Hispanic Serving Institutions. As a research methodologist, she has also served on numerous federal evaluation and review panels.
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... As co-director of the Life Science and Biotechnology Laboratory for nearly 14 years, she developed one of the first high school biotechnology programs for students in grades 9-12. After two years as outreach coordinator for the Fralin Biotechnology Center at Virginia Tech, she joined the Carnegie Institution to work in District of Columbia Public Schools.
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... BARBARA M OLDS is acting deputy assistant director and senior advisor to the Directorate for Education and Human Resources of the National Science Foundation, where she focuses on issues related to international science and engineering education, program and project evaluation, and education and education research policy.
From page 145...
... Her research, funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses on the mentoring and persistence of students from first-generation for college and lower-income backgrounds as they navigate trade, work, community college transfer, and four-year college pathways in science and engineering fields. In 2005, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering at the White House.

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