Judith Heberling, Ph.D.
Director of Museum Services and Senior Historian, Heberling Associates, Inc.
Dr. Heberling has 25 years experience in cultural materials conservation and research. She has been curatorial expert for several large museums with extensive research experience in textiles and their conservation. She is married to Michael Husband, another Young Scientist Challenge judge.
Chemistry Teacher & Director of The Faraday Society
Rhonda Reist teaches AP chemistry, college chemistry and Scholars Science at Olathe North HS in the Kansas City area. She is an award winning teacher, author, and presenter that is dedicated to promoting interactive hands-on science in schools and community settings. She is most dedicated to her work with a theatrical science outreach organization, The Faraday Society, which strives to educate the public about chemistry and physics in entertaining and enlightening ways. When not travelling, which she loves, she lives in Kansas City.
Michael Husband, Ph.D.
Senior Historian and Project Planner, Heberling Associates
Dr. Husband has over 30 years experience in historical and exhibit research, exhibit assessment and development, conservation, and has administered several large museums across the US. He is married to Judith Heberling, another Young Scientist Challenge judge.
Education Writer for Discovery Communications' TreeHugger.com.
Kenny Luna is a middle school science teacher at the Robert Moses Middle School in NY, and also serves as the education writer for Discovery Communications' TreeHugger.com. He's known for his commitment to environmental education, particularly the fight against global warming, and recently created the first annual day of action in U.S. schools with the Great Copy Machine Epidemic of 2008. He lives on Long Island with his wife, son, and two wheaten terriers.
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
For many years, Linda was the director of the Smithsonian Institution NMNH Education Department. Recently retired from that post, Linda remains on staff for SI and works with scientists and the public on various projects.