Ms. Susan Halkiotis has been a long time advocate for strengthening the science and technology curriculum for youngsters in grades K-12. She served as a member, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Orange County Board of Education in North Carolina for over 8 years, and has served on numerous area task forces and committees charged with improving educational opportunities for students.
She has worked with local government officials on establishing construction standards for new schools, on long-term planning for siting future schools, on bond referendums, and on identifying the satellite location for the local community college. During her leadership tenure, her board approved and funded construction of a new middle school and high school, with particular emphasis on providing well equipped state-of-the-art science and technology laboratories.
She is a graduate of Duke University, where she has been associated with the Center for Neuroengineering and the Department of Neurobiology for over 10 years.