Dr. Stephanie Shipp was the lead PI for TEA. During her years with the TEA Program, Stephanie was at Rice University and the American Museum of Natural History. Stephanie was the primary director of the program and its web site. She also worked with the Antarctic research PIs to ensure positive field experiences for both teachers and researchers. In 2003, Stephanie took on the position of Manager of Education and Public Outreach at the Lunar Planetary Institute.
Ms. Arlyn Bruccoli served as the Project Manager and co-PI for the final two years of the TEA grant. Arlyn started with the TEA Program in 1999 as project coordinator. While working on the TEA Program, Arlyn was at the American Museum of Natural History and served as a consultant on the project via the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab and the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Marjorie Porter served as co-PI on the TEA Program for the final three and half years of the TEA grant. Marge drew upon her experiences as a public school science teacher in Connecticut and as a TEA parcticipant to facilitate the transfer of teacher field experiences into classroom practice. She performed this work as consultant to the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Debra Meese served as co-PI on TEA for five years. Deb was the programmatic contact at CRREL which handled the majority of the parcticipant side of the Program. She also worked with the Arctic research PIs to ensure positive field experiences for both teachers and researchers.