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Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
~— The Queen of Hearts
Cari Herrmann Abell joined BSCS as a research scientist in December 2018. Before joining BSCS, she was a senior research associate at AAAS Project 2061. Her work focuses on the research and development of curriculum and assessment resources aligned to K-12 science learning goals. Cari has served as the principal investigator on two measurement grants funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences that focused on developing instruments to assess students’ progress on the energy concept (ASPECt). She also contributed to the development of two curriculum units now available through NSTA press, Toward High School Biology and Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity.
Cari received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She currently lives in the DC metro area and spends her spare time teaching fitness classes and leading her daughters’ Girl Scout troops. Publication Section (none)
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