Emeritus Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Human Development & Family Studies
Interests: development and evaluation of inquiry-based science curriculum, longitudinal programs of study for teachers and non-school educators, experiential education context and delivery strategies development, development of regional science education dissemination centers, development of models for science education materials.
Co-Principal Investigator and Associate Director for Education, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, National Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator and Project Director, Enriching Undergraduate's Academic Service Learning Experiences: University of California Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program.
Principal Investigator and Project Director, YES Undergraduate Teaching and Community Outreach.
Principal Investigator and project director: 4-H SERIES Supplemental Award for Spanish Language materials dissemination. National Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator and Project Director: YES (Youth Experiences in Science). National Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator and project director: SAY (Science And Youth). National Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator and project director: 4-H SERIES (Science Experiences and Resources for Informal Education Settings), National Science Foundation.
Principal Investigator and project director: SERIES, National Community Cares Grant, Kellogg Foundation.
Principal Investigator and project director: California 4-H Recycle and Litter Abatement grant. California Department of Conservation Division of Recycling.
Principal Investigator and Project Co-director: SERIES, National Science Foundation.
Peterson, K., Ponzio, R., Castori, P., and Galloway, R. (Summer, 2006) "Getting creative with assessments." Science and Children. Summer, pp. 52 - 55.
Ponzio, R. and McKenna, M. (2004) "Science literacy in the crucible of service learning: Rigor and relevance - developing connections between science, education, community and career." The Researcher. 18 (1).
Ponzio, R. and Enfield, R. (2004) "From Dewey to doing: How experiential education theory can be effectively used as a best education practice." In (Andrews, E. et al) Conference Proceedings of best education practices for water outreach professionals: Defining best education practices, refining new resources and recommending future actions. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Madison Wisconsin 2004.
Ponzio, R., et.al. (2000) "Adolescents as effective teachers of child science." In Braverman, M., Carlos,R., & Stanley, S. (Eds.) Advances in Youth Programming. Berkeley, CA. University of California Press.
Peterson, K.D., and Ponzio, R., (1999) "A structural analysis of adolescent scientific activity and learning." Journal of Research and Development in Education. Vol. 32 No.4. Summer
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
M.A., San Francisco State College, San Francisco.
B.S., San Francisco State College, San Francisco.