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December 2003 - January 2004

UCAR hires GLOBE director

UCAR has selected Craig Blurton, an educator who specializes in science and computers, as the director of GLOBE. Craig will start work 5 January.

Craig Blurton

“After an extensive international search, we are excited that Craig has agreed to join the new GLOBE team. He has a strong background in both education and management,” says Jack Fellows, UOP director and vice president for corporate affairs.

Jack has been serving as the interim executive director of GLOBE since UCAR, in collaboration with Colorado State University, won the contract to manage the worldwide Earth science and education program. (For more about UCAR’s management of GLOBE, see the July-August 2003 issue of Staff Notes Monthly.)

Craig comes to GLOBE from the University of Hong Kong, where he was an associate professor at the Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching and head of the Information Technology and Teaching Group. Previously, he was associate directorof Classroom of the Future, NASA’s premier research and development laboratory for education technology. While at NASA, he managed the development of educational multimedia products such as the award-winning Astronomy Village: Investigating the Universe.

Craig holds a doctorate in education from Arizona State University.

“I am very pleased to be invited to serve as GLOBE’s director and I am excited about joining the worldwide GLOBE community,” Craig says. “I look forward to meeting GLOBE students, teachers, partners, scientists, and staffas we work together to shape the program’s future.”

UCAR has hired several additional staffers for GLOBE, including Teresa Kennedy (director, international/U.S. partnerships), Rebecca Boger (international project scientist and deputy director, international/U.S. partnerships), and Gary Randolph and Eric Stonebraker (international program specialists).

A hands-on, school-based program for Earth science education, GLOBE involves hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary students around the world in partnership with scientists to collect important data for research about Earth’s environment. More than 24,000 teachers in 14,000 schools and over 100 countries have received GLOBE training. •Nicole Gordon

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