Elizabeth Quigg


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Elizabeth Quigg
Fermilab, MS120
Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510
email: liz@fnal.gov

Elizabeth Quigg, nicknamed Liz, is a multimedia developer in the Computing Division and the liaison to the Education Office at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Her early contributions to the Education Office were the development of three kiosks for theQuarks to Quasars program and the multimedia station for the Particles and Prairies program. The Particles and Prairies program won the Award of Excellence and the Gold Award in the Education, K-12 category in The NewMedia INVISION 1993 Multimedia Award Competition. Ms. Quigg is a member of the design team for the hands-on interactive learning stations in the Lederman Science Center. She has produced or contributed to all of the multimedia exhibits. She has considerable experience in multimedia development.. Her first project was "Mills Vision - Interacting with Square One TV", a prototype for math education. She developed this as her thesis project with other graduate students and faculty at Mills College in collaboration with Margo Nanny of the Apple Multimedia Lab. They performed formative evaluation at the Exploratorium and summative evaluation at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Liz collaborated with other Fermilab in personnel in the development and production of the first version of the Fermilab Home Page and the Education Office Home Page for World Wide Web. She helped teach for the LInC program (formerly called the WWW Institute), an Education Office program for local teachers to learn about using World Wide Web. Recently, she has converted many of the Quarks to Quasars exhibits at the Lederman Science Center to the web-based Fermilabyrinth. She has collaborated with teachers from the CERN teachers program in translating some of these into other languages. She has developed the databases for the slides, insects, plants and student-generated quadrat studies for SIMply Prairie. Many of these can be reached from the Life Sciences page on the Fermilab Education Office site. A talk she gave to the Lingo Users Group of the Association for Multimedia Communications in Chicago in 1999 has links to some of her projects.

After receiving her Masters Degree from Mills College, she worked for one year as a summer intern and full-time consultant to Dr. Barbara Bowen of Apple Computer, Inc. She produced two videodiscs and wrote accompanying software on research partnerships supported by External Research, Advanced Technology Group, Apple Computer, Inc. Dr. Bowen has a strong interest in education so many of these partnerships involved leading researchers in the use of educational technology around the country. In 1990, Ms. Quigg returned to Fermilab to develop multimedia projects for the Science Education Center. A physics major at Wellesley College, she spent much of her career at Fermilab as a scientific programmer, developing data acquisition software. Her interest in using computers in education began during the eighties, when she taught LOGO and BASIC to fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and helped create and administer a computer laboratory in her childrens' school.

Liz was featured on the American Institute of Physics Careers Bulletin Board in theSeptember 1995 Forum. The AIP provides this bulletin board to inform people of the variety of careers possible to physics majors. The Particles and Prairies Program is profiled in Linda Tway's book Multimedia in Action as an example of multimedia as educator. She interviews Liz and other people involved in the development of the software and videodisc.

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