Lucy McAuliffe is the senior editor and an instructional designer for the Talk to Me Project. Lucy is currently a student at Smith College, majoring in American Studies and Environmental Science & Policy. She is a First Group Scholar, and recipient of awards including the Newton Arvin Prize in American Studies and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She plans to enter the publishing industry upon her graduation in 2012.
Glenn Ellis is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Smith College where he teaches courses in engineering mechanics, artificial intelligence and educational methods for teaching science and engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University. The winner of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Ellis received the 2007 U.S. Professor of the Year Award for Baccalaureate Colleges from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. His research focuses on applying the findings from the learning sciences to encourage deep, intentional learning in K-16 engineering classrooms. This research was recognized by the Benjamin Dasher Award for best paper at the 2004 Frontiers in Education conference.
Sonia Ellis is a professional writer, editor, and instructional designer whose published work includes fiction, feature stories, profiles, articles on science and engineering, marketing literature, and educational modules. Sonia received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University. She has contributed to research and development projects in fields ranging from consumer products to veterinary medicine.
Isabel is an instructional designer and blogger for the Talk to Me Project. She is a first year student at Smith College. Her major is currently undecided, and she is a recipient of the STRIDE scholarship from Smith College.
Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, M.S.C.E. (ABT) is an Associate Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering Technology at Springfield Technical Community College where she teaches courses in physics, engineering mechanics, technical mathematics and reinforced concrete design. She received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The PI for a 2008 NSF MSP Start Partnership grant, she has designed professional teacher education and created a learning community of Springfield MA Public School teachers that is changing how engineering and technology are taught throughout the city.