Solar Eclipse Expedition Team II
Professor John W. Berryman Is the Program Leader in Physics at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of South Florida and a M.S. in Physics from the University of Tennessee. His graduate work at Oak Ridge National Laboratories focussed on electron-electron interactions in field of experimental atomic physics. As a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society, Mr. Berryman participates regularly in undergraduate science teaching reform projects. He has been a state representative since 1996, in a nation wide effort to develop a physics teachers' network, TCY21, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He is a co-Principal Investigator on a NSF-ILI Grant in Astronomy and a recipient of the Barnett Faculty Endowment. 
Dr. Jon Saken Holds a BS in Physics from M.I.T. He received both M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado. Thesis: Energetic Bubbles in the Interstellar Medium. Research involved IRAS and IUE studies of supernova remnants and supershells, as well as models of the effects of non-sequential star formation in OB associations on the growth of supershells. He also worked on a database of IUE spectra of active galactic nuclei. After receiving his Doctoral, Dr. Saken participated in the Space Telescope Science Institute ROSAT studies of supernova remnants and was the Co-Coordinator for the "Students hands-On Physics" (SHOP) program, an all volunteer program bringing experiential physics to students at Baltimore's largest middle-school. Today, Dr. Saken is a Physics and Astronomy instructor at PBCC. He is a co-Principal Investigator on a NSF-ILI Grant in Astronomy and a recipient of a PBCC S & PD Astronomy Grant. 
Professor Lori Crane is the Department Chair for Speech, Theatre and Foreign Languages at Palm Beach Community College. She holds a B.S. in Political Science and Speech Communication and earned an M.A. in Speech Communication from Ball State University. Her graduate work focused on rhetorical studies and forensics. Professor Crane has been a member of P.B.C.C.'s faculty for the past five years. During that time, she has taught various speech courses including Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Argumentation and Debate. This fall she will be teaching for the first time a course on Leadership Development. When she is not spending her time at P.B.C.C., Professor Crane enjoys spending time with her husband, listening to Bob Dylan, and watching Star Trek. 
Tina Osborn Received a bachelor's degree in Geological Sciences from Rutgers University, and a master's degree in Geological Sciences from Ohio State University. Before coming to Palm Beach Community College, was the Business and Subscriptions Manager of the Geochemical Society. As a new faculty member at PBCC, she will be working on the development of Geology Laboratory classes and distance learning courses.
Robert Raye is 12 credit hours away from obtaining his B.S. in Ocean Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He serves as Technology Specialist and Webmaster for Rob is a former club disc jockey and Alternative One radio producer. He enjoys cycling, graphic arts, photography, and spends way too much time with his computer. This is Rob's second eclipse expedition with Profjohn.
Vanessa M. Rocha was born in the Philippines and came to the United States in August 1994. She is a second year undergraduate at Palm Beach Community College majoring in Physical Therapy and planning to transfer to University of Florida. She is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physics Astronomy Club; she is on the Dean's List. Vanessa is not only active in school but also very involved in the community. She accomplished 1000 volunteer hours in the Physical Therapy Department of Shands and the VA Hospital both in Gainesville, Florida and other facilities. Her involvement in school and in the community helps her to meet new people and to know more about America's culture. Vanessa is also an active member of the community and she loves dancing, playing volleyball, swimming and cooking Chinese foods.
Jeff L. Day is a 1998 graduate of Palm Beach Community College's Network Engineering program. He was a member of the PBCC SEE1 Eclipse team and served in several capacities on the Curacao expedition. Currently, he is attending the National Institute for Telecommunications Education in Davie, Florida. Jeff is the founder and President of the Matsukaze Budo Kai International Martial Arts Organization, and also works as an international bodyguard. His interests include, cosmology, Hebrew studies, and martial arts. Jeff is also an avid writer, musician and artist.
Polina R. Gaal is an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society, Delta Omicron Chapter. She is also a member of the DECA club, Delta Epsilon Chi Division. She has been recognized as the "best member of the month" and has represented Florida DECA at the 1999 National Career Development Conference. Polina has maintained the requirements for the President's List and Dean's List since enrolling at Palm Beach Community College, and has been represented in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 editions of The National Dean's List. In addition to receiving the Student Government Association scholarship in May 1998, the Gladys E. Scheick Memorial Scholarship for 1998/99 academic year, Polina also received PTK scholarship in March 1999. She has also participated in the Honors Contract Presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Convention, November 1998, Chicago, IL. Polina was born in Ukraine, and loves swimming, roller-blading, and books.
Delano Brown was born in Jamaica and came to the United States in December 1997 to further his education. He is currently a full time student at PBCC who is on the president's list and has already earned an AA degree in Business Administration. Delano plans to transfer to the Florida State University to pursue a major in Actuarial Science (???). He is also a lab assisitant in the CPI Computer Lab at the Central Campus.
Robin Quackenbush is a 23 year old student at both P.B.C.C. and F.A.U. who is pursuing a degree in bioengineering. She works for P.B.C.C.'s physics department as a supplemental instruction leader and received an award for outstanding achievement in physics from P.B.C.C.(1999). Robin was also nominated by P.B.C.C. for the All-USA Academic Team and won a place on the All-Florida Academic Team (1999). In her spare time, Robin enjoys biking, diving, and playing with her three dogs.
Luis Salas graduated PBCC in May 1998. Since then, he has transferred to a 4-year university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Aside from being a member of the Astronomy and Physics Club and the PBCC Eclipse Chasers(r), he was an active member of the Delta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (International Honors Society), Circle K, and was heavily involved with the Honor's Program at PBCC. He was also on the PBCC Brain Bowl, Math Olympics and Intramural Ice Hockey teams.
Jennifer Wei Smith is a License Practical Nurse at Manor Care in Boynton Beach, Computer Lab Assistant in the CPI computer lab, and Finished her AA at PBCC. She will Transfer to FAU in August '99 to pursue Nursing BSN with a minor in Women's Studies She enjoys adventures, boys, classical music, exposure to new cultures/languages, Jell-O, philosophy, traveling, and tofu (not necessary in that order).
Benjamin F. Davis is a student at Palm Beach Community College majoring in Mathamatics and Education. He is a High School graduate from Lake Worth Christian who works part time as a tutor at the CPI Math Lab on PBCC's Central Campus. He is involved with Boy Scouts of America and has obtained the rank or Eagle Scout, as well as becoming a BSA certified Life Guard. He is an honnor student at PBCC and has taken courses such as Calculus II & III and Physics with Calculus I & II. He is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Club and Phi Theta Kappa. He enjoys reading science fiction, camping, swimming and hiking in the mountians.