Writing a book is always a complex task with many people behind the scenes. We are thankful for all the people who directly or indirectly contributed to this project through their encouragement and ideas.
We would first like to thank the authors of the chapters contained in this book for their valuable contributions: Cathrine Maiorca – California State University, Long Beach; Micah Stohlmann – University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Emily Driessen – University of Kentucky; Maureen Cavalcanti – Ohio State University; Sarah Bush – University of Central Florida; Adam Maltese – Indiana University; Dionne Cross Francis – Indiana University; Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel – Indiana University; Kelli M. Paul – Indiana University; Louis Nadelson – University of Central Arkansas; Anne L. Seifert – GATE Idaho; Sharon Lynch – George Washington; Justin Bathon – University of Kentucky; Bulent Dogan – University of Houston; Susie Gronseth – University of Houston; Christine Guy Schnittka – University of Auburn; Carol Stuessy – Texas A&M University; Luke C. Lyons – Texas A&M University; Amber M. Simpson – Binghamton University; Jackie Barnes – Children’s Museum of Pittsburg; Kathleen Morgan – FIRST LEGO League; Bradley Barker – University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Gwen Nugent – University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Neal Grandgenett – University of Nebraska at Omaha; Adem Ekmekci – Rice University; Hersh Waxman – Texas A&M University; Robert Tai – University of Virginia; Brett Criswell – University of Kentucky; Theodore Hodgson – Northern Kentucky University; Carol Hanley – University of Kentucky; Kristina J. Kaufman – North Park University; Brigid Freeman – University of Melbourne; Russell Tytler – Deakin University; and Simon Mariginson – University College London.
A special thanks go to Professor Sharon Lynch and Professor Carol Stuessy, for taking time from their busy schedule and reading the proposal and chapter ideas for the book. Their promise of writing a chapter for the book was also an unbelievable push to carry out the project.
We would like to thank Joseph Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor in the department of teacher education at Michigan State University, who agreed to write the foreword for this book although, we’re sure, he has been swamped with his own projects and responsibilities.
Finally, we would like to thank our families for their support; without the extra help at home, deadlines would not have been met.