Science Advisory Council
Solid Science = STEM Education
David Begay, PhD
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
- Dine Hatathli Medicine Men Association, Navajo Nation
- Co-Principal Investigator, Indigenous Education Institute
In October 2007 she along with Al Gore and the other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports lead authors of the 2007 report was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was also a lead and contributing author for the aUNEP led Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Report. She has and continues to be a featured scientist in the media. http://www.tiimes.ucar.edu/staff/holland/#news
Holland is a Leopold Fellow and has served on many committees and panels. Services of special note are: Elected to the International Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry & Global Pollution (2002), Director, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Soils & Global Change: Carbon Cycle, Trace Gas Exchange, & Hydrology (1997), Committee for the NRC reports-Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences and Strategic Guidance for National Science Foundation Support of Atmospheric Sciences, Participant in a White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Exercise to Demonstrate the vale of index areas in a national network (1997), AGU Associate Editor, Atmospheres (1992-1996), and Leader of ACD’s Junior Scientist Forum (1997-1999).
Her research interests include: Global nitrogen cycle, Earth System Modeling, using measurements to evaluate models, linking atmospheric chemistry & terrestrial biogeochemistry, interactions between the terrestrial carbon & nitrogen cycles, using nitrogen deposition measurements to understand the global nitrogen cycle, terrestrial trace gas exchange.
James Washburne, PhD – SAHRA Assoc. Dir. of Education (Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas); Asst. Adj. Prof. Hydrology & Water Resources, University of Arizona; GLOBE Science Principal Investigator (Soil Moisture & Temperature). PhD Hydrology & Water Resources, University of Arizona, 1994; MS Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, 1982; BA Physics, Geology, Colgate University, 1978. Jim has helped manage leading edge science and education programs for over 15 years, including a NASA Eos project, GLOBE education and science programs and now as an Associate Director for a NSF Science and Technology center. He has helped write and direct many exciting proposals to NASA, NSF and EPA on topics ranging from the use of satellite data in regional water balance studies, to the inclusion of student data in regional soil moisture validation studies, a watershed visualization effort and the use of solar stills in a cross-border community service project. He has taught HWR 203 (Arizona Water Issues) for the past 8 years. This general education “Natural Science” class for non-science majors has been a perfect test-bed for exploring new ideas and discovering common misconceptions about hydrologic literacy.
Andrew Warren has been fascinated with the natural world since early childhood. Born in Denver, Colorado, Andy was already deeply involved in Entomology upon graduating from Cherry Creek High School in 1992. He received a B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University in 1996, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Oregon State University in 2006. Since 1994, Andy has been collaborating with a wide range of entomological researchers, including a team from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with whom he has conducted numerous research expeditions and published faunal studies and taxonomic revisions.
Andy’s main focus is on New World butterfly groups, especially the family Hesperiidae (skipper butterflies). In 2009, together with colleagues, Andy published a revision of the higher classification of the skipper butterflies of the world, based on combined molecular and morphological data. He has also published numerous descriptions of new species and genera of Hesperiidae, mainly from Mexico and South America. Andy has published over 165 scientific notes and papers on Lepidoptera, including a book on the butterflies of Oregon and various book chapters.
Currently, Andy is the Senior Collections Manager at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, in Gainesville. He is the senior author and coordinator of the “Butterflies of America” website (www.butterfliesofamerica.com), the largest internet resource on butterflies.