Conference Personnel

Steering Committee Members

  • Marilyn Barger, Director, Florida ATE Center, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
  • Rosemary Brester, President and CEO, Hobart Machined Products, Hobart, WA
  • Solomon Garfunkel, Director, Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), Bedford, MA
  • Michael Hacker, Co-director, Center for STEM Research, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Katherine Hughes, former Community College Research Center Deputy Director and Conference Research Lead, Washington, DC
  • Paul Horwitz, Senior Scientist, Concord Consortium, Concord, MA
  • Jennifer Lazare, Biotech Instructor, Anderson High School and Austin Community College, TX
  • Rodney Null, Professor, James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
  • Gerhard Salinger, retired National Science Foundation program officer and originator of the ATE program, Albuquerque, NM
  • Lisa Seidman, Former Program Director in Biotechnology, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
  • Gordon Snyder, Co-principal Investigator, National ATE Center for Optics and Photonics Education, Waco, TX

External Evaluator

  • Deborah Hecht, Director, Center for Advanced Study in Education, CUNY Graduate School, NYC 


  • Susan Siegal, President, A Way With Words, Durham, NC

Administrative Assistant

  • Lois Miceli, Hofstra University Center for STEM Research