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Steering Committee

Tricia Meredith, Ph.D.
Co-Chair of the STEAM Committee
Tricia Meredith is a faculty member in the College of Education and the Director of the FAU High School Research Program. She supports FAUHS dual enrolled students in getting involved and excelling in faculty-mentored research at FAU. She also studies the sense of smell of sharks and their relatives.
Nirmala Prakash, Ph.D.
Co-Chair of the STEAM Committee
Nirmala D. Prakash, Ph.D. is the Director for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Research Professor of Integrated Medical Science at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. In these roles, she oversees the leadership and development of the Office for Diversity & Inclusion’s initiatives in outreach, pipeline and community engagement and assists in the creation and implementation of many of the office’s medical education Initiatives within the cultural competency thread.

Marianne Porter, Ph.D.
Dr. Porter is the principle investigator for the Florida Atlantic Biomechanics Lab (FAB LAB). Her lab investigates novel biological materials and functional morphology of marine organisms, which is inherently shape and image driven.
Andrea Thompson, M.A.
Andrea Thompson is the Program Coordinator for the FAU Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI). Within this role, Andrea manages all undergraduate research related communications for the OURI department, oversees the OURI Peer mentor program and serves at the Co-Advisor for OURI’s student organization, Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (CSI). Lastly, Andrea is an FAU SLS instructor for the STEM Learning community and she sits on the FAU Educate Tomorrow Foster Youth committee.

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H.

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