ABOUT US: Core Team


This website design was supported, in part, by National Science Foundation Grant No. 0956196. Our core team and other contributors are building a community of researchers to study the usefulness of music in science and math education. This is a promising area of research, allowing technical information to be distributed to a wider audience in an accessible format. We are developing this and other websites to create online teaching tools that support our mission. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

Principal Investigator: Wendy Silk, Ph.D.

Wendy is a plant biologist at the University of California, Davis. She has many years of experience as a researcher, instructor, songwriter, and musician. These various experiences remained largely distinct until she began offering "Earth, Water, Science and Song," a course where students demonstrate their mastery of scientific concepts by writing and performing songs about them. For additional information about Wendy, see her UC-Davis web page.

Co-Principal Investigator: Greg Crowther, Ph.D.

Greg is a research scientist at the University of Washington, where he spends most of his time working on early-stage drug development for neglected diseases such as malaria. In 2004 he created a database called MASSIVE (Math And Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere). This database has now been incorporated as a central part of the "Sing About Science & Math" project. For additional information about Greg, see his UW website.

Senior Consultant: Kate Clark, Ph.D.

Kate is part of the Technical Support team at Bio-Rad Laboratories, thus bringing usability expertise to the "Sing About Science & Math" project. Her background also includes experience in technical writing and website design.

Other Contributors

We have benefited greatly from the work of undergraduate assistants Andrea Mina of UC-Davis, who created the nice new look of our current website; Felix Vayssieres of UC-Santa Cruz, who worked on our YouTube presence and online forum; and Robert Su of the University of Washington, who helped create the "Virtual Studio" for online collaboration.