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Ronald L. Miller
Colorado School of Mines

RONALD L. MILLER is professor of chemical engineering
at the Colorado School of Mines where he has taught
chemical engineering and interdisciplinary courses and
conducted research in educational methods for the past
twenty years. He has received three university-wide
teaching awards and has held a Jenni teaching
fellowship at CSM. He has received grant awards for
educational research from the National Science Foundation,
the U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE), the National
Endowment for the Humanities, and the Colorado
Commission on Higher Education.

(303) 273-3892

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Ruth Streveler
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Ruth Streveler comes to Purdue's new Department of
Engineering Education from the Colorado School of Mines,
where she was the founding Director of the Center for
Engineering Education. She is co–PI on several NSF–funded
projects and is currently the Acting Director for the
NSF–funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering
Education, a multi–campus project investigating the
educational experience of engineering students. Raised
in Hammond, Indiana, she received her BA in Biology
from Indiana University–Bloomington, MS in Zoology
from the Ohio State University, and Ph.D in Educational
Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her
primary research interest is investigating students'
understanding of difficult concepts in science and

(765) 496-9031

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Barbara M. Olds
Colorado School of Mines

BARBARA M. OLDS is Professor of Liberal Arts and
International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines.
She has participated in a number of curriculum innovati
on projects and has been active in the engineering
education and assessment communities. She was a
Fulbright lecturer/researcher in Sweden in 1999.
Dr. Olds served as Director of the Division of Research,
Evaluation and Communication in the EHR Directorate
of the National Science Foundation.

(303) 273-2410

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Jim Slotta
Associate Professor
University of Toronto

Dr. Slotta has received a variety of grants from public and
private organizations. Currently, he is co-principal investigator
of several funded research projects. Those projects include a
three-year NSF (National Science Foundation, U.S.) funded
project entitled, “Partnership Model for Integrating Technology,
Curriculum, and Professional Development in Response to New
Science Assessments,”; a five-year NSF funded project entitled,
“The Educational Accelerator Center: Technology-Enhanced
Learning in Science (TELS),”; and a two-year German DFC
funded research entitled “NetCoIL: Scientific Network for
Collaborative Inquiry Learning.”

(416) 978-0121

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