In Memorium of Marni Goldman

July 19, 2007

Marni Goldman, Education Director of CPIMA, died of natural causes in late February while on vacation with her family. Although she never walked and had only the most limited use of her arms, Marni's academic and professional accomplishments placed her in elite company, even as her friendships extended far and wide. Marni earned bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of California Berkeley. She was initially hired as a Research Associate in CPIMA in 2000, but her impact on Stanford evolved considerably. The position of Education Director for Stanford's Nanofabrication Facility was soon added to her duties and she was ultimately named Associate Director of Stanford's Office of Science Outreach. Marni was involved in MRSEC educational circles and actively organized conferences, especially ones on Research Experiences for Teachers. Her efforts were pivotal in Stanford's increasing programs for secondary school teachers and for community college students. Throughout these activities, Marni maintained her passion for attracting students into science and engineering, especially those who might not otherwise have been attracted to these fields, whether because of their academic interests, their race, their gender, or their physical abilities. She was a personal friend to all of the CPIMA management and staff, a professional role model, and an inspiration to all who knew her. A scholarship in her honor has been created at Stanford.

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