Jacqueline McLaughlin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University-Lehigh Valley. Her pedagogical expertise and research on the integration of high-impact practices (HIPs) into STEM curriculum has propelled her into numerous national and international positions. Recently, she has served as Visiting Professor at Jiangnan University, China; Jefferson Science Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Office of S&T Cooperation; and, Embassy Science Fellow, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. Presently, she serves as the Founding Director of Penn State’s CHANCE program, and Special Counselor to the Vice-Rector of Research at the University of Bucharest, Romania.


The authors share findings from the first public evaluation of the ESF, including information on deployment geography, language requirements, and scientific area of the proposal, as well as an evaluation of its success from the alumni perspective.