Bennett is a systems consultant and architect with Grass Roots
Consulting in Albuquerque, NM. In his work with past and present
clients (including Kraft Foods, Bank of Scotland, CitiBank, Deutsche
Bank, General Motors, Applied Materials, TransAlta, Cementos
Mexicanos, and others), he has developed (and trained others to
develop) decision support and business process management systems
using a variety of languages and platforms, including Java, C/C++/C#,
Visual Basic, SQL Server, Oracle, ASP/ASP.net, PHP, and Perl.
Nick earned his B.S. in Mathematics
while serving in the US Navy, onboard a guided missile destroyer
deployed to the Pacific and Indian oceans. Subsequently, he attended
the University of Utah and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, teaching
Calculus at the latter while completing his M.S. in Operations
Research and Statistics. Although he has never returned to the front
of a formal classroom, he continues to find teaching - whether
leading software development seminars, tutoring college students in
web design or quantitative methods, or working with teams of students
participating in the New Mexico Adventures in Supercomputing
Challenge - among the most satisfying work he does.
handle on my Internet account reads 'Computer Fairy.' While I was
visiting a fourth grade, a student looked up as I walked in and
lovingly called me that! It made my day! Other people call me mom and
wife or when they are having trouble with telecommunications or want
to work on technology integration, K-12. I am president, secretary
and janitor of the infamous consulting service, Technology and
Training. I am proud to be part of the first group of Christa
McAuliffe educators studying technology, restructuring and education.
I have taught first grade, Title I Reading, K-8, and worked as a
computer resource teacher!
I have been an adjunct professor at the College of Santa Fe,
University of New Mexico, Webster University and the Lesley College
Outreach Program, where I taught literacy and technology classes. I
was project facilitator for SMARTQuest for Intel, trying to create a
Smart County, where Intel's workers live in NM. I was the program
manager for the New Mexico State Department of Education and
Albuquerque Public Schools' project Literacy and Technology. I have
worked with BBN (Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Cambridge, MA) with the
Co-NECT schools, "trying to create schools that break the mold."
I work on professional development in
the areas of: project based curriculum, multiage grouping, authentic
assessment, technology integration and leadership. I do professional
development with iEARN, the International Education and Resource
Network. I am the New Mexico Site Coordinator for the national OII
(Online Internet Institute) project. I am currently working with
Scholastic Publishing, the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Virtual
Resource Center, the New Mexico Milken Teacher Advancement Program,
and the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge.
Frederick was one of the designers of the educational computing
program for Albuquerque Public Schools as it moved from mainframe to
a personal computer focus. She played a leadership role in the
District's local and wide area networking planning and
implementation. She is a Director of Network New Mexico, an
organization providing support for 'grassroots' networking solutions
for schools. Global Education and Multimedia are special interests.
She is the President of SIG/Tel, the Special Interest group for
Telecommunications which is part of the International Society for
Technology in Education. Through the New Mexico Network for Women in
Science and Engineering Betsy has directed and participated in
Expanding Your Horizons workshops which encourage the participation
of young women in math, science, technology and engineering.
Betsy has worked for many years in
i*EARN, the International Education and Resource Network. Recently,
she has taught online classes for iEARN including Integrating Arts in
Curriculum and Helping Teachers Cope with Traumatic Events. She is
former owner of Silicon Desert, an Internet Service Provider. She is
a Program Manager for the Supercomputing Challenge through Los Alamos
National Lab. This is the start of her third year with Adventures in
Modeling (AIM) , an NSF ITEST project through MIT and the Santa Fe
Institute. AIM studies complex adaptive systems and uses StarLogo for
its computer program to develop agent based models. The work of the
Challenge and AIM are complementary. In this last year, Betsy
returned to Albuquerque Public Schools, teaching ½ time at
Acoma Elementary School, supporting literacy and technology and
keeping an eye on the network.
She has a degree in Dance from Mills
College and maintains an active interest in the Fine Arts. Her
Master's degree is With Honors from the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Susan Hoban
Hoban received her Ph. D. in astronomy from the University of
Maryland in 1989. Susan conducted research in cometary science at
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, first as a National Research
Council fellow, then as part of USRA Visiting Scientist Program, from
1989 - 1993. In 1993, Susan began working in the field of information
systems for science and education. In 1996, Dr. Hoban received the
NASA Special Service Award for her work on web-based educational
outreach. Dr. Hoban served as the Acting Associate Director (1998)
and subsequently Director (1999-2000) of the USRA Center of
Excellence in Space Data and Information Science. Dr. Hoban is
currently a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland
Baltimore County's Goddard Earth Science and Technology (GEST)
Center. The GEST Center is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Hoban is Principal Investigator
on the NSF and NASA funded "Virtual Teaching and Inspiration
Environment (VTIE)". Her interests include information
technology management, scientific information systems, digital
library technologies and educational technologies.
H. Kratzer has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in
Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University in
San Luis Obispo, California.
During graduate school, David spent two summers working at Los
Alamos National Laboratory as a graduate research assistant before
going to teach mathematics and computer science courses at Harding
Christian University in Searcy, Arkansas for four and a half years.
David returned to LANL in 1984 as a
member of the Integrated Computing Network (ICN) Consulting Office.
In 1990, David was asked to be the technical contact for the LANL
Challenge team. His duties have encompassed all aspects of the
Challenge from account creation to classroom instruction, and he is
still part of the ICN Consulting Office.
Lee is a science specialist for the Santa Fe Public Schools
Afterschool Enrichment Program. Since 1998 she has been involved with
the Santa Fe Institute / Massachusetts Institute of Technology ITEST
Program, first as a participant and presently as a researcher and
facilitator. Irene Lee received her BA in pure mathematics from the
University of Chicago and her EdM in technology in education from
Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has designed and
programmed computer and video games for Electronic Arts and Theatrix
Interactive. Irene is a past president and executive director of the
Swarm Development Group. Currently she teaches Starlogo and
agent-based modeling to secondary school teachers, and science and
technology at the K-12 levels.
of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, School of
Engineering, Tennessee State University. Principal Investigator of
the NASA/TSU Network Resources and Training Site (NASA/TSU NRTS).
Education: George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1972;
(Ph.D.) in Education and Educational Psychology. NSF Fellow in
Computerized Geographical Mapping, 1990; North Carolina A&T.
Eastern New Mexico University, 1967; (M.Ed.) in Geographic Education.
West Texas State University, 1963; (B.S.) In Social Sciences and
Professional Experience: Professor (1996 to Present) - Tennessee
State University. Principal Investigator for NASA/TSU NRTS (1995 to
Present) and Principal Investigator for NASA-Ames research grant to
study the "Quality of Service comparing, T1, Microwave,
Satellite and Radio connections to the Internet for transmission of
large data files - Center of Excellence in Information Systems, TSU.
NASA Summer Faculty (1994 & 1995) - Marshall Space Flight Center
- SpaceLink Project. Associate Professor (1991 to 1996) - TSU.
Assistant Professor (1983 - 1991) - TSU. Vice President for
Information Systems (1978 to 1982) - TSU. Director for Information
Systems (1974 to 1978) - The University of Tennessee at Nashville
(UTN). Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology (1972 to 1974)
UTN. NDSF Fellow (1969 to 1972) George Peabody College of Vanderbilt
University. Head of Social Studies (1966 to 1969) - Marshall Junior
High, Clovis, New Mexico. Teacher (1963 -1969) - Marshall Junior
High, Clovis, New Mexico.
Smith, Willard A. and Holloway,
James F. (2000) "Four Years of Success with NASA/TSU NRTS",
Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Tennessee State University Research
Day Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee.
Smith, Willard A. "NASA/TSU
NRTS Partners and Success" poster session, (1999) 9th Annual
MU-SPIN Conference, Miami, Florida.
Smith, Willard A. "NASA/TSU NRTS Partners and Success
completing NRTS" poster session, (2000) 10th Annual MU-SPIN
Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.