Herman G. Weller, now retired, was an associate professor of science education in the College
of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine. Following two years teaching high school physics in
the Peace Corps in Ghana, he taught grades 8-12 science, mathematics, and computer programming for nine years at
the American Cooperative School in Liberia and one year at the Colegio Internacionale de Caracas in Venezuela. He was a
university faculty member at Texas Tech University for three years and at the University of Maine for almost 15 years.
Herman has presented and published research in computer use in science education, hypermedia-based learning, and science
teacher preparation. He was a co-PI for a five-year NSF Collaboratives grant project called MMSTEC, and a co-PI for
the NSF-COSEE-Ocean Systems grant project. Since retiring in 2008, he has changed his interests completely, and now
concentrates on writing fiction.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant # NSF OCE-0707385. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
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