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Profiles in Team Science

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

2012 Edition

Funding provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CHE-0937434.

Editor: Deborah L. Illman, Ph.D.,
Design: Sarah Conradt Design,
Production: Maggie Keech, University of Washington Creative Communications
Web site: Brian Vogt, University of Washington Creative Communications
Printing: Lithocraft Seattle

For more information on the STC Program and NSF Office of Integrative Activities:
Joan Frye,

2007 Edition

Originally published in 2007 with support from NSF Grant CHE-0609451, a Discovery Corps Senior Fellowship from the NSF Chemistry Division.

Writer/Editor: Deborah L. Illman
Contributors: Karen Gran, Marita Graube, Kris Ludwig, Amy Pletcher, Ben Raker, Jennifer Schripsema

Deborah Illman's research and teaching at the University of Washington (UW) have focused on science communication and media coverage of science. Illman is former Associate Editor of Chemical & Engineering News, the official news publication of the American Chemical Society, where she covered topics in analytical, environmental, and industrial process chemistry in addition to anchoring chemical education. She has a doctorate in chemistry and experience with an NSF industry-university cooperative research center.

Karen Gran earned a doctorate in geology from the University of Washington, where she also studied science writing.

Marita Graube has a maste's degree in technical communication from the University of Washington and is founder of Seattle-based startup company Pixel Theory.

Kris Ludwig has a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington, where her research focused on the geology and chemistry of deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Ben Raker is a Seattle-based writer and editor who studied science writing at the UW.

Amy Pletcher and Jen Schripsema have master's degrees in technical communication from the UW.

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Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE)
Center for Multi-Scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP)


Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies (TRUST)


Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems (WaterCAMPWS)
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology (CBST)
National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)
Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS)
Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM)
Center on Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research (CMDITR)

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Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO)
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN)
Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes (CERSP)
Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC)
Center for Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA)