Sydney Rogers is the Executive Director of Alignment Nashville, a non-profit dedicated to strategic alignment of community organizations with public education. She was formerly Vice President and Dean for Technologies at Nashville State Community College where she led several STEM workforce initiatives funded by NSF.
Sandra Harris is the Program Manager for Art2STEM, a three-year grant funded by the National Science Foundation and seeking to impact the number of middle shool girls enrolling in STEM career paths once in high school. She was formerly the Technical Director and Community Access Coordinator for The Renaissance Center.
Dr. Ismail Fidan is a faculty member at the college of engineering of Tennessee Tech University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a senior member and active participant of SME, ASME, IEEE, and ASEE.
David McNeel is currently consultant to Metro Nashville Public Schools in high school redesign. He has served as PI and Co-PI on previous STEM-related grants and in addition to Art 2 STEM is currently Co-PI on an NSF grant at University of Massachusetts Boston investigating successful scaling strategies for innovations in technological education.