Joyce Palmer Allen is the Assistant Educational Coordinator for the National Nanotechnology Infrastruc- ture Network (NNIN) and works at the Nanotechnology Research Center at Georgia Institute of Tech- nology. Her job includes planning, developing and implementing educational outreach programs in nan- otechnology and representing the NNIN Education and Outreach office at local and national conferences and meetings. She also helps to oversee programs such as the NNIN Research Experience for Teachers and Research Experience for Undergrads at Georgia Tech.
Before joining NNIN and Georgia Tech, Joyce was a National Board Certified Teacher who taught science in grades 9-12 for thirty years. During her years of teaching she served on many local and state committees and received numerous recognitions.