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Mary Atwater named president-elect

Mary Atwater

Mary M. Atwater, a professor of science education in the College of Education, is president-elect of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. She is the first African-American to be elected to this position at NARST.

Atwater is an inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She led the effort to establish NARST’s first Research Interest Group, Continental and Diasporic Africa Science Education, and currently serves as its elected director.