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Nancy Thomas


  • PS3
    • Roles: Co-PI


  • K-12 Administrator 


Nancy Thomas is retired from Hewlett-Packard Company, having spent 12 years in various engineering positions and then 12 years as national contributions manager. She supervised the company's K-6 Hands-On Science Program, Technology in Education Initiative, and product gift program for schools. She is co-principal investigator on a $7 million National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership (MSP) grant providing professional development for teachers in nine school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a board member of Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT), an organization that provides materials for teachers, and served two terms on the board of Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), a national organization that develops science curriculum materials. She has served as a faculty member for over ten National Science Resources Center (NSRC) Strategic Planning Institutes in support of science education reform. She served on the California Science Project Advisory Board, and was appointed panelist for Californias last science curriculum adoption. Her passion is to increase the number of students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, pursuing math and science careers. Nancy received her Bachelors Degree San Jose State University and her Masters Degree from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering