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Private Universe Project in Science

About the Producers and Advisors

Producing Organization:

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Science Education Department, Science Media Group

Project Key Personnel:

Irwin Shapiro, Principal Investigator
Charles Whitney, Co-Principal Investigator
Philip Sadler, Co-Investigator
Matthew Schneps, Project Director


Ara Sahiner, Senior Producer
Wendy Jones, Associate Producer
Robb Moss, Editor
Steve Allardi, Assistant Editor
Alex Griswold, Producer/Technical Designer

Educational Affairs:

Nancy Finkelstein, Director of Educational Affairs
Melodie Hicks-Arterberry, Education Coordinator


Michael Filisky, Researcher/Writer
Joel Mintzes, Director of Research
Paula Marshall, Publication Editor

Project Advisors:

Linda Alford, Michigan State University
Helen Ansell, Bok Center
Melanie Barron, Cambridge Public Schools, MA
Peggy Charron, Founder, Action for Children's Television
Helen Corbett, Corbett & Lalli Public Relations
Barbara Costa, WGBH, Boston
Sally Crissman, Shady Hill School
Mary Futrell, George Washington University
Daniel Goroff, Bok Center
Paul Hickman, Belmont High School
Jennifer Hickman, Boston University Academy
Richad Konicek, University of Massachussetts at Amherst
Melanie Magisos, University of Arizona, Center for Image Processing
Jose Rivera, Umana/Barnes Middle School
Joel Schneider, Children's Television Workshop
Eric Stange, Independent Documentary Filmmaker
Meg Watson, Project PALMS, Boston Public Schools
Marianne Wiser, Clark University

Content Guides:

Kathleen Fisher, San Diego State University
Richard Konicek, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Phil Scott, University at Leeds, UK
Trish Stoddart, University of California, Santa Cruz

Teacher Researchers:

Raquel Jacobson, Bston Public Schools
Barbara LaCorte, South Hadley Public Schools
Marianne Marks, Newton Public Schools
Marianne Nelson, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
Jose Rivera, Boston Public Schools
Patricia Shelburne, Boston Public Schools
Robert Tai, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Adanell Wilson-Lake, Boston Public Schools


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