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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: Mollie Mulherin Thompson
STEM Educator
Howard County Public Schools

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

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.

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