Gregory Goins

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Gregory D. Goins is Professor and Chair of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design at North Carolina A&T State University. During his tenure as an educator at NCA&T, he has focused on broadening participation in STEM careers. In 2003, he received the prestigious NASA Space Flight Awareness Award for his photosynthesis research conducted on plants flown on the Space Shuttle and Space Station.

For his work as principal investigator on the NSF Biomathematics project, he was awarded by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change for HBCUs. He served as a NSF Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education for the IUSE, S-STEM, and Robert T. Noyce Programs. From this, he has continued to work extensively with national organizations to re-focus learning outcomes of the traditional methods of science instruction using active, collaborative learning strategies and the creation of problem-based learning problems and materials. He serves on multiple advisory councils and proposal panels for NSF, NIH, HHMI, and USDA.