Former Personnel

The SAVE Science project's strength comes from its interdisciplinary collaborative design team of STEM education researchers, experienced science teachers, teacher educators and technologists.


Jyosthna Chaganti

Jo was a research assistant in 2010. She was a science education doctoral student at Temple University. Her role on the SAVE Science project included database management.


Debra Felix

Debra was a research assisant on the project from Jan 2012 till Aug 2012. Deb is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland. In the SAVE Science project, she was recruiting teachers in the Maryland and DC areas, along with focusing on upcoming professional development sessions.


Tera Kane

Tera was a research assistant on the project from 2009 until 2011. She was actively involved in managing school implementations and designing the summer institute professional development sessions for the teachers. She is now a school counselor.


Mandy Kirchgessner

Mandy worked as a SAVE Science Research assistant from May 2010 to 2011. Her responsibilities in the project varied and included recruitment, implementation, tech support, dashboard design, and professional development.


David Majerich

David was a post-doctoral fellow on the project in the 2009-2010 school year. His responsibilities included managing the research assistant team as well as aiding in the design of curriculum and surveys. He now works as a research scientist at a southern university.


Patrick McCormack

Patrick was a research assistant on the project from 2009-2010. He worked on the curriculum development of the snake and weather modules. He left the project to return to the science classroom.


Deepti Mudegower

Deepti was a research assistant from 2009-2010. She worked on database management within the project. Upon graduation, she was hired by a national media, entertainment and communications company


Angela Shelton

Angi worked with the SAVE Science project from June 2009 to July 2012. For this project, Angi was a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades,” working on every aspect of the project, except computer programming, depending on what the project needs. However, instructional design of the curriculum was her primary role.


Christopher Teufel

Chris worked with the SAVE Science project from Fall 2010 to July 2012, and has contributed to editing and recruiting efforts in addition to his PD work. His primary role with SAVE Science was the coordination of Professional Development.


Catherine Willard

Cathy is a mathematics teacher as well as a doctoral student at Temple University. During her summer research apprenticeship with the project in 2011, she was involved in designing the summer institute professional development session, website development, and proposal writing with other graduate assistants.


Melanie Wills

Melanie was a research assistant from 2009-2010. Although she already had a doctorate in organic chemistry, she was continuing to pursue a graduate degree in science education. She designed professional developments during her tenure with SAVE Science.