I’ve engaged in several different education and public outreach projects. Below are brief descriptions of some of those projects.
Board Member/Judge for Montgomery Co. Science Fair
In 2012 and 2013, I served as a category judge for the Montgomery County Science Fair and in 2013, was elected to the science fair board, which organizes the fair. The Science Fair is a 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated community volunteers and funded entirely by donations. The fair attracts hundreds of middle and high school students and is a feeder fair for the annual Intel Science and Engineering Fair.
Mentor and Field Trip Leader for NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy (LPSA)
In 2010 and 2011, I served as a research mentor to interns at NASA Goddard in the LPSA program. I also helped organize and lead the interns on cross-country themed geology field trips. During the trips, the students learned about a variety of geological processes, while engaging in field work. Below are links describing the field trips.
Astronomy Partner, Towson University’s Project ASTRO
From 2011 to 2012, I was an astronomy partner with Towson University’s Project ASTRO, and I worked with 4th graders at Yorkwood Elementary & Middle School in Baltimore County. I planned and led several classes in a variety of classroom activities, including building model Moon colonies.