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Author(s): Donna Milgram, Lori Wingate

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Donna Milgram

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Executive Director, CalWomen Tech ScaleUP, IWITTS

Donna Milgram is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded CalWomenTech Scale Up Project and the Increasing the Number of Women in Technical Careers: Online Professional Development of Leadership Teams at Community Colleges ATE Project. Ms. Milgram has been PI of five NSF projects including the original CalWomenTech Project, which was highlighted by NSF in 2009 for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness to the Committee for Government Performance and Results Act Performance Assessment. Ms. Milgram has spoken and conducted training throughout the U.S. and Canada and written extensively on evidence-based strategies for recruiting female students to STEM and retaining female (and male) students in STEM. She received a Reader’s Choice Award at the 2013 International Technology & Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference for her cover article, "How to Recruit Women & Girls to the STEM Classroom" published in Technology and Engineering Teacher magazine. Her presentations and publications include two peer-reviewed papers she presented at the 2010 and 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition and a third paper presented at the Joint National Association for Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) 2010 Conference. Ms. Milgram has testified before the U.S. Congress, presented at multiple ATE National Principal Investigators Conferences, and conducted trainings for ATE Projects and Centers.

Lori Wingate

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Executive Director, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University

Lori has a Ph.D. in evaluation and more than 20 years of experience in the field of program evaluation. She is co-principal investigator of EvaluATE and leads a variety of evaluation projects at WMU focused on STEM education, health, and higher education initiatives. Dr. Wingate has led numerous webinars and workshops on evaluation in a variety of contexts, including CDC University and the American Evaluation Association Summer Evaluation Institute. She is an associate member of the graduate faculty at WMU. She, along with Dr. Kelly Robertson, led the development of The Evaluation Center's online training program, Valeo (

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