ScienceIQ Authors

David Gamon, PhD

Dr. David Gamon, one of the original writers at ScienceIQ, studied cognitive science at U.C. Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1997. He is the author of many popular books about the human brain, including Building Mental Muscle, Use It Or Lose It!, and Brains That Work a Little Bit Differently. His current projects include books about gender differences in the brain, the brain’s construction of sensory reality, and ... More info

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Faith Brynie, Ph D

Faith Brynie holds a B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University and an M.A. and Ph.D in science curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado. She writes books and articles on science and health topics for children, teens, and non-scientist adults. Some of her books have won awards, including two 'Best Book of the Year' citations from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ... More info

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Jani Macari Pallis, PhD

Dr. Jani Macari Pallis is the founder of Cislunar Aerospace, Inc. She is also the creator of two excellent educational sites, The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook, a multi-level interactive learning website, and Wright Again, a chronological history of the Wright Brothers. ... More info

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Sandy Becker, MA

Sandy Becker received a BA in history from Pomona College. She then earned two MAs in Biology, and now has 25 years of experience in developmental biology research, working with mouse embryonic stem cells. Sandy began writing science articles about ten years ago to share her knowledge of science. She is currently studying for her third MA, in science journalism. ... More info

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Richard M J Renneboog, MS

Richard M. J. Renneboog is an independent private technical consultant and writer in both chemical and computer applications. Endeavors have included preparation of scripts for instructional and promotional video, corporate website design, curriculum development for training in advanced composites technology, and development. ... More info

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Anton Skorucak, MS

Anton Skorucak is a founder and publisher of Anton Skorucak has a Master of Science (MS) degree in physics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California and a B.Sc. in physics with a minor in material science from the McMaster University, Canada. He is the president and creator of, a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site. ... More info

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Joanne Lauck, MS

As an environmental educator, professional writer, former counselor, and certified wildlife rehabilitator, Joanne Lauck brings an eclectic group of skills to her work. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Masters of Science degree in experimental psychology. Joanne also is a graphic artist and currently teaches graphic art at the high school level in San Jose, California. ... More info

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Willa Larsen, MS

Willa Larsen writes on a wide array of topics for ScienceIQ. Willa received a BS in physics from University of Colorado and a MS in materials science and engineering from UCLA. She previously worked making infrared detectors for the Hubble, missiles and surveillance equipment. Willia is the publisher of which helps fund animal rescue. ... More info

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Carol Thomas, MD

Dr. Carol Thomas is an Endocrinologist with a private practice in Palo Alto, California. Carol received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and completed her medical residency at U.C.L.A. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at U.C.S.F. and has published numerous articles in her field of medicine. Dr. Thomas writes on endocrinology as well as general medical topics. ... More info

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Irving Stowers, ScD

Irving Stowers is a Senior Scientist in Systems Engineering for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Irving received his ScD degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of his responsibilities is authorship and maintenance of all NIF procedures affecting structural and optical cleanliness to prevent damage to the many optical components. ... More info

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Claire-Jean Korzenewski, BS

Claire-Jean Korzenewski has a B.S. in geology and experience in petroleum exploration. She is an educator with public school teaching experience in junior high and high school sciences. Claire-Jean is now a freelance writer who makes communications more effective - to inform, to educate, and to enhance profits for businesses and individuals. ... More info

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Gene Mascoli, JD

Gene Mascoli is a founder and publisher of He holds a J.D. degree from the University of Santa Clara and a B.A. in English. In 1997 Gene launched, an online science education portal where he brought together his love of writing with his interest in the sciences. Gene collaborated with David Gamon on the popular digital book “The Internet Guide to NASA on the Net” and has also produced two popular science CD-ROMs ... More info

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Kenneth A Wesson

Kenneth Wesson is a keynote speaker, writer and educational consultant for pre-school through university-level institutions and organizations. He speaks throughout the world on the neuroscience of learning and methods for creating classrooms and learning environments that are 'brain-considerate.' Ken’s articles appear in educational journals. ... More info

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Diego Pineda

Diego holds a master's degree in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M University and work as a science writer for Immunizations for the Public Health (I4PH), a Texas-based nonprofit corporation that provides information services on vaccines and immunizations. He enjoys writing about genetics, bioethics, and physics -- both in English or Spanish. ... More info

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Rebekah Shaffer

Rebekah Shaffer is currently a Junior at Slippery Rock University, PA. She is pursuing her B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry. She currently works as a microbiology lab assistant at Slippery Rock University and is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honorary Society. She plans to obtain her Ph.D. in Molecular/Cellular Biology after completing her undergraduate degree. ... More info

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David Watson

David Watson is the creator of the Flying Turtle Science and Technology Education site. Before founding The Flying Turtle Company Mr. Watson made his living as an engineer and engineering manager. David loves to write and talk to students about things like science, energy, engineering, technology, and air pollution. ... More info

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Anne Welsbacher

Anne Welsbacher has focused on science books for young readers, particularly on the natural sciences. Most recently she authored a book for middle- and high-school students on the Hawaiian rainforest, for Lerner Publishing. She has written a number of books on individual animals for Capstone Press as well as picture books for very young readers (for Lerner) on various wading birds and brown pelicans. ... More info

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Rochelle Treister

Rochelle Treister brings her many years of business experience, a master's degree in computer science, an eye for detail, and a sensitivity to cultural nuance to her work as editor for ScienceIQ as well as chief editor for her company, Correct Me If I'm Wrong. Correct Me If I'm Wrong helps businesses of all types produce documents that are clear, credible and correct. ... More info

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Glen Hartman, PhD

Dr. Hartman has 21 years of research experience in soybean pathology. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1984 in 1987, respectively, at the University of Illinois. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he held a postdoctoral position as the leader of the legume pathology program at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. From 1989 through 1992, Dr. Hartman was the head plant pathologist at the Asian Vegetable ... More info

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Graham Kirby

Graham Kirby is graduate of Loughbrough University of Technology in the UK. His current focus is computer technology and consulting and efficient machines. Graham is particularly interested in the physical sciences. He enjoys being able to take complex topics and relating them to young students. ... More info

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Bob Riddle

Bob Riddle lives in Lee's Summit Missouri and is adjunct faculty at Longview Community College and Avila University where he teaches Astronomy and Physical Science in the clasroom as well as online. He maintains 'Que tal in the Current Skies', an Astronomy website, and is the column editor for 'Scope on the Skies', a regular feature of Science Scope Magazine, the National Science Teachers Association middle school journal. ... More info

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Gail Schumann, PhD

Gail Schumann is Professor Emerita of plant pathology from the University of Massachusetts and author of the book Plant Diseases: Their Biology and Social Impact. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the APSnet Education Center and an adjunct professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. ... More info

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