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Dr. Todd Duncan
Todd Duncan is a cosmologist
whose work is guided by the theme of better understanding how our
immediate human experiences connect to a cosmic perspective that
gives them meaning. He combines a research background in physics
with experience teaching science concepts to a wide range of audiences.
He’s the author of An Ordinary World: The Role of Science
in Your Search for Personal Meaning, and coauthor of Your
Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology. Todd received
his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Illinois,
an M. Phil. from Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar, and
a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Chicago where
he was an NSF and McCormick Fellow. He joined the faculty of the
Center for Science Education at Portland State University in 1997
to pursue his interest in interdisciplinary "big questions"
research and its application to science education. In 1998 he founded
the Science Integration Institute as a forum for exploring what
it means to be human in the universe as understood by modern science.
He is currently director of the Science Integration Institute and
adjunct faculty in the Center for Science Education at PSU and the
Physics Dept. at Pacific University.Visit
Senior design engineer
at Intel Corporation. She holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Illinois. She sees science integration as
crucial to insuring that technology serves society, and enhances,
rather than detracts, from the meaning people feel in their lives.
Doug is an educator,
philosopher, and astronomer with a passion for sharing the beauty
and wonder of the night sky with everyone. For 27 years he was Planetarium
Director at Mt. Hood Community College. Doug has taught astronomy
at Lewis & Clark College, Portland State University and Marylhurst
University and has led astronomy tours to Africa, Australia, Turkey
and South America.
Craig is a faculty member
in the Physics and Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College,
Durango, Colorado, where his current research focuses on primordial
black holes. He is interested in new ways to improve science
education. Craig is coauthor
of Your Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology.
Visit Craig's website.
Aparna is a faculty member
in the department of physics & astronomy at the University of
San Francisco. She received her Ph. D. in astrophysics from the
University of Chicago. Visit
Associate Professor of
Physical Science, Math and Science Dept., Warner Pacific College,
Portland. Contact David
President of Northwoods
Consulting; psychological research analyst and educator since 1960;
author, editor, publisher and consultant. Visit
Claudine is a graduate
of the Center for Science Education at Portland State University,
and is currently pursuing a career in astronomy education. She also
holds a degree in comparative religion from Reed College. She has
volunteered in the past as a Board Member and Treasurer for a Portland-area
domestic violence non-profit organization. Her current research
integrates scientific and religious approaches to historical cosmology.
of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
Professor of physics
at the University of San Diego. His research interests include plasma
physics, fundamental issues in thermodynamics, and solar system
Former Senior Editor
and acting editor-in-chief of The Sciences. Currently preparing
a book on cosmology for Times Books. He's had 3 teaching fellowships
at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Also in the works
are two projects about Butte, Montana: a book for Houghton Miffin
and a documentary for public television.