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Richard Allen

Dick has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics. From 1968 to 1986, Dick was a member of the Mathematics and Statistics Department faculty at UNM where he taught courses in applied mathematics, served as Director of the University's Graduate Center in Los Alamos, and served as a Research Professor of Medicine for joint research collaborations with the UNM Medical School. Dick was a Visiting Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1974 to 1886 and a Consultant to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory from 1978 to 1986.

From 1986 to 1998, he managed the Applied Mathematics Department at Sandia National Laboratories, served as the New Mexico Director of the five-state Adventures in Supercomputing program, and directed a graduate level retraining program in computational simulation for Sandia staff at the University of New Mexico. Dick has been active in the Supercomputing Conference's K-12 education programs for the past several years and directed the education program for Supercomputing '91 and '93. When not working, Dick enjoys bridge, cycling, and jogging.

Celia Einhorn

The handle on my Internet account reads 'Computer Fairy.' While I was visiting a fourth grade, a student looked up as I walked in and lovingly called me that! It made my day! Other people call me mom and wife or when they are having trouble with telecommunications or want to work on technology integration, K-12. I am president, secretary and janitor of the infamous consulting service, Technology and Training. I am proud to be part of the first group of Christa McAuliffe educators studying technology, restructuring and education. I have taught first grade, Title I Reading, K-8, and worked as a computer resource teacher!

I have been an adjunct professor at the College of Santa Fe, University of New Mexico, Webster University and the Lesley College Outreach Program, where I taught literacy and technology classes. I was project facilitator for SMARTQuest for Intel, trying to create a Smart County, where Intel's workers live in NM. I was the program manager for the New Mexico State Department of Education and Albuquerque Public Schools' project Literacy and Technology. I have worked with BBN (Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Cambridge, MA) with the Co-NECT schools, "trying to create schools that break the mold."

I work on professional development in the areas of: project based curriculum, multiage grouping, authentic assessment, technology integration and leadership. I do professional development with iEARN, the International Education and Resource Network. I am the New Mexico Site Coordinator for the national OII (Online Internet Institute) project. I am currently working with Scholastic Publishing, the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Virtual Resource Center, the New Mexico Milken Teacher Advancement Program, and the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge.

Betsy Frederick

Betsy Frederick was one of the designers of the educational computing program for Albuquerque Public Schools as it moved from mainframe to a personal computer focus. She played a leadership role in the District's local and wide area networking planning and implementation. She is a Director of Network New Mexico, an organization providing support for 'grassroots' networking solutions for schools. Global Education and Multimedia are special interests. She is the President of SIG/Tel, the Special Interest group for Telecommunications which is part of the International Society for Technology in Education. Betsy has worked for many years in i*EARN, the International Educationand Resource Network. She is former owner of Silicon Desert, an Internet Service Provider, and is a consultant to New Mexico Technet, co-facilitating the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge. She has a degree in Dance from Mills College and maintains an active interest in the Fine Arts. Her Master's degree is With Honors from the University of New Mexico.

David Kratzer

David H. Kratzer has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

During graduate school, David spent two summers working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a graduate research assistant before going to teach mathematics and computer science courses at Harding Christian University in Searcy, Arkansas for four and a half years.

David returned to LANL in 1984 as a member of the Integrated Computing Network (ICN) Consulting Office. In 1990, David was asked to be the technical contact for the LANL Challenge team. His duties have encompassed all aspects of the Challenge from account creation to classroom instruction, and he is still part of the ICN Consulting Office.

Irene Lee

Irene Lee is a science specialist for the Santa Fe Public Schools Afterschool Enrichment Program. Since 1998 she has been involved with the Santa Fe Institute / Massachusetts Institute of Technology ITEST Program, first as a participant and presently as a researcher and facilitator. Irene Lee received her BA in pure mathematics from the University of Chicago and her EdM in technology in education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has designed and programmed computer and video games for Electronic Arts and Theatrix Interactive. Irene is a past president and executive director of the Swarm Development Group. Currently she teaches Starlogo and agent-based modeling to secondary school teachers, and science and technology at the K-12 levels.

Willard Smith

Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Tennessee State University. Principal Investigator of the NASA/TSU Network Resources and Training Site (NASA/TSU NRTS).

Education: George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1972; (Ph.D.) in Education and Educational Psychology. NSF Fellow in Computerized Geographical Mapping, 1990; North Carolina A&T. Eastern New Mexico University, 1967; (M.Ed.) in Geographic Education. West Texas State University, 1963; (B.S.) In Social Sciences and Education.

Professional Experience: Professor (1996 to Present) - Tennessee State University. Principal Investigator for NASA/TSU NRTS (1995 to Present) and Principal Investigator for NASA-Ames research grant to study the "Quality of Service comparing, T1, Microwave, Satellite and Radio connections to the Internet for transmission of large data files - Center of Excellence in Information Systems, TSU. NASA Summer Faculty (1994 & 1995) - Marshall Space Flight Center - SpaceLink Project. Associate Professor (1991 to 1996) - TSU. Assistant Professor (1983 - 1991) - TSU. Vice President for Information Systems (1978 to 1982) - TSU. Director for Information Systems (1974 to 1978) - The University of Tennessee at Nashville (UTN). Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology (1972 to 1974) UTN. NDSF Fellow (1969 to 1972) George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Head of Social Studies (1966 to 1969) - Marshall Junior High, Clovis, New Mexico. Teacher (1963 -1969) - Marshall Junior High, Clovis, New Mexico.

Recent Publications:

  • Smith, Willard A. and Holloway, James F. (2000) "Four Years of Success with NASA/TSU NRTS", Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Tennessee State University Research Day Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Smith, Willard A. "NASA/TSU NRTS Partners and Success" poster session, (1999) 9th Annual MU-SPIN Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Smith, Willard A. "NASA/TSU NRTS Partners and Success completing NRTS" poster session, (2000) 10th Annual MU-SPIN Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.