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Cary Sneider

Senior Science Advisor

Cary Sneider is Associate Research Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches courses in research methodology in a Master of Science Teaching degree program. He is currently Co-Principal Investigator on Science in the Learning Gardens, an NSF grant to Portland State University. Dr. Sneider also serves as a Consultant on STEM Education for the Noyce Foundation and the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, and on several advisory boards. He is also Chair of the LinkEngineering committee for the National Academy of Engineering. He was the lead consultant on engineering to the National Research Council committee that developed A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas, and served in a similar role on the writing team for the Next Generation Science Standards. In 2011 he joined the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Before moving to Oregon Dr. Sneider was Vice President for Programs at the Museum of Science in Boston, and prior to that he served as Director of Astronomy and Physics Education at Lawrence Hall of Science, U.C. Berkeley. Sneider earned a BA degree in Astronomy at Harvard College, and a California Secondary Teaching Credential, Master of Arts Degree, and PhD in Science Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

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