Kristen Kulinowski

Kristen Kulinowski

Faculty Fellow in Chemistry, Rice University

(713) 348-8211

Kristen M. Kulinowski is Executive Director for Education and Public Policy for the NSF-funded Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology and a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry (magna cum laude) from Canisius College in 1990, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Kulinowski contributed to the development of the innovative "studio chemistry" curriculum while at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. She then joined the faculty at Rice University in 1998, where she developed a new course and introduced innovations into the honors freshman chemistry sequence. Following a oneyear SPIE/OSA Congressional Science Fellowship, during which she served as science advisor to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, she returned to Rice in 2002, where her activities are centered on K-adult educatio nal outreach and public policy of nanotechnology.