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Author(s): Chris Carter, Lori Wingate

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Chris Carter

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Deputy Director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Chris Carter is the Deputy Director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), where he oversees comprehensive higher education, precollege, and outreach programs, including VSGC’s scholarship and fellowship program and several internship programs. The VSGC receives seed funding from NASA to coordinate and develop STEM education, research, and workforce development programs statewide. Carter is principal investigator (PI) on two NSF-funded projects: Geospatial Technician Education – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GeoTEd-UAS) and Expanding Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GeoTEd), funded by the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. He holds a B.S. in Management Science from Virginia Tech and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Prior to joining the VSGC, Carter served as Training Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at ETSU. He has also worked as a Workforce Training and Development Instructor with the Adult Education Department Virginia and as an adjunct faculty at several community colleges.

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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