Ardice is the Associate Director for Research and Impact for the Hall; in this role, she is tasked with measuring the impact of various Hall programs and experiences. She also leads the Research Group, the Hall’s research and evaluation team. She has conducted research and evaluation of PK–16 educational and community-based programs for more than 10 years. At the Research Group, she led a statewide study of the current condition of science education in California. In addition, she oversees multiple evaluations of science professional development initiatives and an evaluation of a support program for underrepresented minority students in science disciplines. Prior to joining the Lawrence Hall of Science, Ardice was a senior researcher with one of the nation’s leading education program evaluation and research firms. There, she led many different research projects, from a randomized control trial of an afterschool reading initiative to an evaluation of a national science education resource center funded by National Science Foundation. She also has been a director of research and evaluation for a large school district in California. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology and received her doctorate in political science from Claremont Graduate University.