Nancy Butler Songer
Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D. is the Associate Provost of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Director of the USTEM Research and Practice Hub at the University of Utah. Songer's research focuses on designing and evaluating instructional materials that empower pre-college students in science investigations and engineering design focused on addressing local environmental science challenges. Songer received a Presidential Faculty Fellowship (from President Clinton) and two Fulbright awards (in Turkmenistan and Brazil). Songer was co-chair of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee authoring the report Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center (2019). Other awards include a Computerworld Smithsonian award for early work exploring the Internet's educational value.
David Stroupe is an associate professor of STEM education, and the Director of Research at the USTEM Hub at the University of Utah. He has three overlapping areas of research interests anchored around ambitious and equitable teaching. First, he frames classrooms as science practice communities. Using lenses from Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), he examines how teachers and students disrupt epistemic injustice through the negotiation of power, knowledge, and epistemic agency. Second, he examines how beginning teachers learn from practice in and across their varied contexts. Third, he studies how teacher preparation programs can provide support and opportunities for beginning teachers to learn from practice. David has a background in biology and taught secondary life science for four years.
Dr. Holly Godsey
Director of Student Success & Teacher Development, Center for Science & Mathematics Education
Director of Career-line Faculty Enhancement, Office for Faculty
Director of STEM Initiatives, College Of Education-Dean
Associate Professor (Clinical), Urban Institute for Teacher Education
Professor (Lecturer), Geology & Geophysics