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Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Challenge

Eric Crossley
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA
Eric Crossley Eric Crossley is the Director of Science Education Competitions at the National Science Teachers Association. He currently is the program manager for the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program and the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Previously at NSTA, Eric managed the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers Program, the Duracell Competition and several other successful programs. Eric has been with NSTA for over 20 years and has participated and attended over 100 NSTA conferences!

Ruth Ruud
Ruth Ruud Ruth has been an elementary and middle school science teacher, elementary principal, Grants and Special projects coordinator. Ruth is currently an adjunct instructor at Cleveland State University.

Ruth is the president of APAST( Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching, Secretary for PSTA(Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association) and Treasurer for SEPA(Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees). She served twice as president of PSTA.

Ruth serves on the Shell Lab Challenge panel and NSTA Recommends. She has served as the Chair of NSTA Awards Committee and NSTA Investment Board. Ruth has served as a reviewer for NSF and NASA proposals and as a reviewer for the state and national Presidential Awards Committee.

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