SEE Team

Dr. Nitin Baliga

Professor, SVP & Director of ISB and Founder of SEE

Claudia Ludwig


Dr. Becky Howsmon

Program Manager

Rachel Calder

Education Coordinator

Dr. Serdar Turkarslan

Senior Research Scientist at ISB and Web Administrator for SEE

Wei-ju Wu

Software Engineer

Samray Estifanos

Undergraduate Intern

Barbara Steffens

Teacher Scholar

Ellie Rider

Teacher Scholar

Michael Walker

Teacher Scholar

High School Volunteers

The SEE Team is multi-disciplinary and dynamic.  The size of our team ranges from 5-50 people depending on our summer programming. During the academic year, three full-time staff members (Claudia, Becky and Rachel) work with a wide range of scientists, engineers, web developers and educational researchers. Currently, we have three part-time teacher scholars (Barb, Ellie and Cynthia) who are helping us create and optimize our SEE Modules. Our undergraduate interns always work on a collaborative project that combines education, science and/or technology. In the case of Samray - he is working to create and optimize our website. Serdar and Wei-ju are primarily scientific researchers and developers who also support our web and technology infrastructure. Our volunteers work on unique and collaborative projects that support numerous aspects of our program.

The SEE Team works throughout all ISB departments and lab groups. We work with all members of the Baliga Lab.  We also work closely with these groups within ISB: Gibbons Lab, Hadlock Lab, Heath Lab, Health Data Science Lab, Hood-Price Lab, Logan Center for Education, Mortiz Lab, Shmulevich Lab, and Subramanian Lab.

Together, we work with teachers and students across the nation to achieve our mission of cultivating interdisciplinary skills for solving complex problems. This can only be completed by broadening participation in STEM so that communities historically underrepresented in STEM have a consistent voice that is heard and incorporated.  If you are interested in joining our team, please read more about our program from the For Teachers, For Students and For Partner pages. See our History and Alumni pages to learn more about the growth and change within our team since 2003.

The SEE Team would not be possible without our Funding Partners.