David Ferguson is a Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University. He is a recognized leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education with a strong commitment to achieving minority access and excellence in STEM disciplines. This was acknowledged in 1997 when Ferguson received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. His leadership, commitment and ability to provide the resources and leadership on campus, state and national levels are important to this project's chances for success. He currently directs the NSF SUNY LSAMP, SUNY AGEP, S-STEM, and CSEMS Programs and is formally linked to a number of other diversity initiatives on the Stony Brook campus.
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Kathryne Piazzola is the Program Coordinator for the CIE and the NSF-AGEP project. She has been since inception of the NSF-AGEP Program and the CIE in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Kathryne's main duties involve oversight of fiscal matters and the programmatic events and activities of the CIE such as the Summer Research Institute, the annual Gathering of Science Scholars Conference, the Naturally obsessed film event an othe rday-to-day activities. Kathryne has over 10 years experience in higher education administration with previous professional history in finance and management.
Angel Gonzalez is a postdoctoral fellow at the CIE. He is responsible for several of the CIE core programming and activities such as the Research Cafes Series, the Keeping it Real Series, Community of Student Mentors, outreach to minority students and scholarly activities in STEM education. His research interests include how the experience of discrimination can impact thinking and emotion; and the concerns that members of historically marginalized groups may have about being rejected by fellow in-group members. During his time as a graduate student at Stony Brook, Angel was very active within the campus community serving in numerous capacities such as: Vice President of the Graduate Student Organization, Chair of the GSO Social Concerns Committee, and member of the Student Life, Campus Environment, and University Senate committees. Angel received his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2012.