Lora Gruber-Hine

Director of Educational Programs, CLASSE
2008-Present: Director of Educational Programs, CLASSE
2001-2008: Education and Outreach Coordinator, LEPP
1995-2001: Science Teacher, Catalina Foothills School District
1994-1995: Biology Teacher, Amphitheater Unified School District

2001: Master of Science, College of Science, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

1994: Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

Research interests:

The role of collaboration in innovation and knowledge acquisition; engineering design activities as a vehicle for teaching science; building resilience or "grit" through science and engineering practices; the role of purposeful play in teaching science in the elementary setting.

Selected publications:
  • Hine, L. (2016). The use of design challenges as a method for teaching elementary students the collaborative skills needed to practice science and engineering. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Hine, L., Podsiedlik, M., Avery, M. and Herman, E. (2016). Developing a partnership model to spark interest in STEM among rural learners. Excelsior Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 57-71
  • Hine, L., Herman, A. and Fontes, E. (2013). Student initiative drives education at CHESS. Synchrotron Radiation News. 26(1), 25-29