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    Scientific Council

    The Scientific and Educational Advisory Council represents various scientific, educational and engineering institutions in Maryland. The Council’s principal role is to provide scientific and educational support, advice, assistance and counsel to the President and CEO and to the Science Center staff.

    The Council oversees the annual Outstanding Young Scientist and Outstanding Young Engineer Awards, the Glass Scholarships and the Lunchtime Lecture Series.

    Scientific Council Members

    Chair: Terry Teays, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director
    Johns Hopkins University Maryland Space Grant Consortium (Retired)


    Andrea Bowden, Ph.D.
    Chair, United Way of Central Maryland Campaign
    Baltimore City Public Schools

    Jim Caldwell
    Director, Office of Sustainability
    Howard County (Retired)

    Matt Collinge, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director & Associate Research Scientist
    Johns Hopkins University Maryland Space Grant Consortium

    Richard Damoah, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Morgan State University

    Ann Darrin
    Managing Executive, Space Exploration Center
    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    Rev. Frank Haig, S.J., Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics
    Loyola University Maryland

    Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., Ph.D.
    Department of Geology
    University of Maryland

    Brian Jamieson, Ph.D.
    Founder & CTO
    Diagnostic Biochips, Inc.

    Nirmal Kedia

    Jhanna Levin
    Environmental Literacy Outreach Teacher
    Prince George’s County Public Schools

    Ellie Mitchell
    Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network

    Frank Niepold III
    Senior Climate Education Program Manager
    NOAA Climate Program Office

    Adeboyejo A. Oni, Ph.D.
    Owen Software Corporation

    JoAnn Roberts
    Science Literacy Specialist
    Maryland State Department of Education (Retired)

    Stephen M. Schenkel, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
    Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Mark T. Southerland, Ph.D.
    Tetra Tech, Inc.

    Mollie Mulherin Thompson
    STEM Educator
    Howard County Public Schools

    Ned Tillman
    Sustainable Growth LLC (Retired)

    Morgan Trexler, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    Richard Warren, Jr., Ed.D.
    Science & STEM Educator
    Somerset County Public Schools

    Jonathan E. H. Wilson, Ph.D.
    Director, SEMAA and Associate Professor, Department of Biology
    Morgan State University

    Lisa Wood
    Director, Space Sciences
    Ball Aerospace


    Harold “Hank” Slanker

    Pasadena, Maryland

    Peter Gutierrez

    Professor of Biochemistry and Oncology (retired)

    University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Charlie Sakran

    Naval Air Systems Command (retired)

    Ex Officio

    Chairman of the Board of Trustees: David B. Amy

    President and Chief Executive Officer: Mark J. Potter