Science & Health Bldg. (#36), Rm. 543
Elisabeth Roberts, CSTL Evaluation Coordinator, brings over 30 years’ experience as an educator, researcher and evaluator for innovative STEM education programs. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Arizona. Dr. Roberts has evaluated national, state, and local STEM education projects (formal and informal) funded by the National Science Foundation, Educational and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, U.S. Department of Education, Arizona Deparment of Education, the University of Arizona, Tucson, and local organizations.
As a fellow in the NSF National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership, Elisabeth completed 100 hours of professional development and action research in K-12 systemic change and school leadership. At TERC in Massachusetts, she worked with award-winning teams as writer, editor, curriculum designer, and evaluator on projects such as the National Geographic Kids Network, GLOBE, IBM Personal Science Laboratory, and TableTop and TableTop Jr. (now InspireData). She is an author of Hands On Elementary Science (ASCD, 1995), a program to introduce elementary teachers to inquiry-based teaching. Her professional interests include engaging children and adults in STEM through public engagement (citizen science), integration of science and literacy practices, use of sustainable ecological practices, and development of systems- and model-based reasoning.