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Core Concepts: Periodic Table

Expert Review Board

Core Concepts: Periodic Table has been reviewed by experts with backgrounds in both science and education.

Rebecca R. Conry 
Rebecca R. Conry received a B.S. in Chemistry from Eastern Washington University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1991. After an NIH postdoctoral at Johns Hopkins University, she spent seven years as a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2000 she moved to Colby College, where she teaches inorganic and general chemistry courses and maintains a research program in bioinorganic and organometallic transition-metal chemistry for which she is extensively published.

Scott P. Lockledge
Scott P. Lockledge, Ph.D. is a former Science and Engineering Fellow in the Executive Office of the President. A past member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he has served as an advisor to the vice-chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, where he worked extensively on K-12 STEM education. Dr. Lockledge chairs the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation Center for Nano-structured Electronic Materials. He also serves on the advisory board of Chemical & Engineering News, the flagship news publication of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Lockledge is the CEO and co-founder of two nanotechnology start-up companies. He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. He has authored more than 15 U.S. and foreign patents. 

Rodney Schreiner
Rodney Schreiner has been teaching chemistry for over 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry. In addition to working with university students, Dr. Schreiner has offered workshops and classes across the country for teachers from elementary school to college. He has written several books about chemistry for both students and teachers, the latter focusing especially on science demonstrations that help communicate the wonders of science.