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Guidance for our publications editorial content is provided by an Invited Editorial Planning Board (EPB) representing a variety of industry and education segments. The EPB provides support in identification and recruitment of article contributors and subject matter experts from organizations in education and technical areas of research, and application and deployment of services emerging from engineering and science. Members of the EPB analyze and recommend interesting and timely features for our expanding network of readers and subscribers across the nation and abroad for the exchange of information, interests, and referrals concerning advancements in technology, relative business policy issues, career growth, and innovative STEM programming.

Lawrence P. King

Lawrence P. King

Founder & Editor/Publisher of the SNC, Mableton, GA

Mr. King, held Senior Executive Marketing positions with the Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation (EPIC), the General Electric Company, and Babcock & Wilcox, in a career over thirty-five years as a corporate executive in strategic marketing planning, sales, business development, and market development in both domestic and international environments. Larry has authored and presented technical papers to foreign and domestic audiences on machining applications.

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Sibrina Nichelle Collins, PhD

Sibrina Nichelle Collins, PhD

Executive Director of STEM Education & Associate Professor of Practice in Chemistry - College of Arts & Sciences (CoAS), Lawrence Tech

Sibrina N. Collins earned a B.A. in chemistry from Wayne State University in 1994 and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2000. Dr. Collins served as the Founding Executive Director of the Marburger STEM Center on the campus of Lawrence Technological University (2016 – 2023). Beginning January 2023, she was appointed as Executive Director of STEM Education and Associate Professor of Practice in Chemistry for the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) at Lawrence Tech. In 2018, she received the Real McCoy Award in Science from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) for her leadership and public engagement efforts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. In 2021, she received the LTU John G. Petty Community Champion Award for her efforts to positively impact the African American community. Her research efforts include storytelling in STEM education, inorganic chemistry, chemical education, history of chemistry, and addressing inclusion and equity in the STEM fields.

Dr. Collins is an active member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), serving as an Associate Member on the National Historic Chemical Landmark (NHCL) Subcommittee. She has published in high-impact journals including Nature, Inorganic Chemistry, Nature Chemistry, the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Education. Dr. Collins served as editor of the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1381 entitled “African American Chemists: Academia, Industry and Social Entrepreneurship.” She has authored a book chapter in the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1370 entitled “Inorganic Chemistry: Vibranium and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther,” and “Critical Mass Takes Courage: Diversity in the Chemical Sciences” published in the ACS Symposium Series Volume 1256. In 2020, Dr. Collins’ career pathway was featured in the “Career Ladder” spotlight published by Chemical and Engineering News.

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E.

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E.

Structural Engineer, STEM Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E. is a Structural Engineer, STEM Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina. His experience includes over 8 years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and currently works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates.

As a PhD student at NC State University, he founded STEMedia Incorporated in 2012. STEMedia is a media company that provides inspirational and educational creative content for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged thousands through public speaking and lectures, and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.

Brian K. Saunders

Brian K. Saunders

Founder - Agent Hi5 Marketing, Oakland, CA

Brian received his electrical engineering degree from Purdue University where he also became the National Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers. He has over 30 years of high-tech marketing and business strategy experience. Brian has participated in STEM initiatives nationwide. His firm, Agent Hi5 Marketing, provides digital marketing solutions to local businesses and non-profits.

Dr. Zelda Gills

Dr. Zelda Gills

Physicist - Lockheed Martin Aerospace, Marietta, GA

Dr. Zelda Gills is a physicist working as a technical project manager at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. She currently leverages expertise in systems engineering and avionics to conceptualize and mature solutions for mission system modification contracts. Her industry experience includes optics/photonics, telecommunications, electronics, and avionics.

Dr. George L. Wimberly

Dr. George L. Wimberly

Director of Professional Development & Diversity Officer - American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Dr. George L. Wimberly is the Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He leads AERA’s professional development, training, and research capacity building initiatives and activities. Dr. Wimberly develops and manages the AERA dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship programs, provides national exposure to these fellowship opportunities, and works directly with grantees and their institutions. He is also co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation funded program, Advancing Core STEM Research Through Scientific Studies and Capacity Building with Large-Scale Data Resources that is dedicated to the advanced statistical analysis of federally supported data resources.

Through his work in science education policy, Dr. Wimberly collaborates with associations and research societies to enhance diversity in the scientific workforce and in the research issues they pursue. His research focuses on educational transitions among African-American students, mentoring the next generation of scientists, and diversity issues in education. He earned his AB from the College of the Holy Cross and his AM/Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Charlotte King

Charlotte King

Charlotte King, President/Creative Director, Snowden & King Marketing Communications

Ms. King has Masters of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM) from Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, with 25+ years in forestry, sustainability, and community engagement; Georgia Conservancy Board; Statewide Forestry Marketing, Georgia Forestry Commission; Project Manager, Legislative Forum Post Katrina; environmental consulting across the U.S. since 1996.

Her Expertise includes, Sustainability & Systems Thinking – Sustainability Environmental Practitioner; 25+ years environmental/forestry experience, policy strategy, and B2B project management. Skilled in managing state-wide and national initiatives in collaboration with decentralized stakeholders, cross functional teams identifying collaborative partners, sponsors, public/private, peer-reviewed & co-author for energy policy research. Global Liaison, United Nations Regional Centre of Excellence (RCE) Leadership Circle.

Public Policy – Environmental Fellow/Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL), SNDSI Board Chair, largest urban community in Atlanta’s Beltline (addressing highest levels of foreclosures and policies impacting land banking); lobbied Congress on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation several times related to the Clean Air Bill, food subsidies for emerging countries; peer-reviewed co-author “The Persistence of High Energy Burdens: A Bibliometric Analysis of Vulnerability, Poverty, and Exclusion in the United States,” Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 70, September. Brown, Marilyn A., Anmol Soni, Ameet D. Doshi, and Charlotte King.

Communications and training – instructional design, national communications; B2B marketing communications for 20+ Fortune 500; designed curriculum for the Community Tree Leadership Forum – National Arbor Day Foundation, delivered annually to 100+ community forestry leaders.

Frank Robinson, Jr.

Frank Robinson, Jr.

Director of Operations - After School Programs at Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM2) HUB

Frank Robinson, Jr. is Director of Operations – After School Programs at Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM2) HUB. As former deputy director of the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, he assisted the department director with providing reliability, quality assurance and system safety management, and expertise to support Glenn technical divisions, project offices and contracted programs.

Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University and received a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering, with a focus on engineering management, from Cleveland State University. He also completed a one-year executive training program.

He has received many awards from NASA including the Exceptional Service Honor Award Medal, the Equal Employment Opportunity Medal, and the Special Achievement Award. In 2009, he was given the Black Engineer of the year Award in Professional Achievement in Government. Robinson also holds the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award, the James C. Jones Humanitarian Award, the USDA Graduate Leadership Academy’s Community Service Award, the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, and the YMCA’s President’s Award for Leadership and Service. He is an inductee into his John F. Kennedy High School’s Gallery of Excellence.

Robinson is active in the community. He is a past president of the National Technical Association and the founding chairperson of the Consortium of African American Organizations in Cleveland, Ohio. Robinson is also a co-founder of the New Approach to Self Achievement Project, which is a career awareness program for inner-city youth focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Shareefah Mason

Shareefah Mason

Dallas College

Ms. Shareefah Mason has innovative ideas for revolutionizing education, focused on teacher diversity, designing culturally-affirming schools and creating ‘UNimpoverished’ first-generation graduates, attaining college degrees without extreme student debt. She’s a knowledgeable voice in education, with extensive personal and professional experiences. She’s an Associate Dean of Educator Certification at Dallas College and lead author of the trailblazing Teach Plus and Center for Black Educator Development collaboration paper, To Be Who We Are: Black Teachers on Creating Culturally Affirming Schools.

Her recent TEDx Talk on diversifying America’s teacher pipeline has ignited the necessary discussion around teacher recruitment and retention efforts. She is the Executive Producer of the internationally award-winning film, From the Block, emphasizing the impact of Black teachers on ALL students. A decorated State of Texas Master Teacher, she has earned numerous local, state and national awards for her work and performance in education. As a governor-appointed member to the State Board for Educator Certification, she provided a tremendous voice in the educator preparation and ethical governing space to increase the quality of educators across the state.

Ms. Mason is an author, writing empowering Op-Eds and books on education and is revered in the professional development space. She is driven by this work because she grew up as an impoverished student, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is well-aware of the undeniable impact a quality education has on our most disenfranchised children. Her goal is to provide access to the most exceptional educational experiences for Black and Brown students across the country!

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