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Consultant Writing

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For the past three decades, I have worked as a consultant writer and editor for various scientific organizations based in Washington, D.C., including the National Academy of Sciences, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Institute for Genomic Research, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The writing I’ve done as a consultant has been some of the best, most widely read, and most influential writing I’ve done. Plus, many of the ideas I’ve had for magazine articles and books have come directly from my work as a consultant writer.

Here’s a very incomplete list of the reports, books, and white papers to which I’ve contributed:

Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010

Accelerating the Pace of Change in Energy Technologies Through an Integrated Federal Energy Policy, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010

Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010

A New Biology for the 21st Century, National Research Council, 2009

Insuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 2009

On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 2008

Science, Evolution, and Creationism, National Academy of Sciences and Institure of Medicine, 2008

Ready, Set, Science: Putting Research to Work in the K-8 Science Classroom, National Research Council 2007

“Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” National Research Council, 2006

“Nurturing Mathematical Talent: Views from the Top Finishers in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition,” Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 2005

“Evolution in Hawaii: A Supplement to Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science,” National Academy of Sciences, 2004

“Helping Children Learn Mathematics,” National Research Council, 2002

“Overview,” Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000

“Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning,” National Research Council, 2000

“Global Perspectives for Local Action: Using TIMSS to Improve U.S. Mathematics and Science Education,” National Research Council, 1999

“Science and Creationism,” National Academy of Sciences, 1999

“Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science,” National Academy of Sciences, 1998

“From Analysis to Action: Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology,” National Research Council, 1996

“Beyond Bio 101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology Education,” Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1996

“Call to Action,” “Preface,” and “Overview,” National Science Education Standards, National Research Council, 1996

“Science, Technology, and the Federal Government: National Goals for a New Era,” National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, 1993

“Reinventing Schools: The Technology Is Now,” National Research Council, 1992

“Science, Medicine, and Animals,” National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, 1991