Cary Sneider
Cary Sneider
Associate Research Professor, Portland State University
Portland, OR
Joined LinkEngineering on 10/22/2014
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Cary Sneider is an Associate Research Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches research methodology in a Master of Science Teaching (MST) degree program. Dr. Sneider served as Technology and Engineering Lead for A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC 2012), and as lead for engineering on the writing team for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013). He is currently a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for NAEP (also known as "The Nation's Report Card") in all subject areas. From 1997 to 2007 Dr. Sneider was Vice President for Programs at the Museum of Science in Boston, where he led development of a high school engineering curriculum, which is now published by It’s About Time. Dr. Sneider’s research interests have focused on helping students unravel their misconceptions in science and on new ways to link science centers and schools to promote student inquiry. He has taught science at the middle and high schools in Maine, California, Costa Rica, and Micronesia. Dr. Sneider earned a B.A. degree in Astronomy cum laude from Harvard College and a California Secondary Teaching Credential, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. 
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    Posted Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:40 AM
    Comment by Cary Sneider
    Thanks for your fabulous blog, Amy! When I looked at the picture of you and your dad I remembered that I also loved building sand castles with all sorts of roads, ramps, and bridges. My mother told me that I should think about becoming a civil engineer—someone who designs buildings and bridges. For the next 30 years I thought that was the only kind of engineer that there was, so I missed out ...
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