Education Personnel

LASP education and outreach programming is led by the LASP Office of Communications & Outreach (OCO). We support LASP in several areas:

  • External communications to increase understanding of LASP science and capabilities
  • Education and outreach programming and professional development workshops for K-12 teachers and students, university students, the media, and the general public concerning LASP science, space missions, and activities

Through our in-house experience and our extensive network of regional and national collaborators, we connect LASP scientists and engineers with a wide range of public audiences. If you are a potential collaborator and would like to get in touch with OCO about a new or existing project, please contact us at:


Tom Mason
Communications and Outreach Manager



Science communication, social media outreach, web content management, curriculum development, volunteer management, training and personnel development, and communicating with a variety of audiences, including journalists, educators and students, scientists, and the general public.

Ransom Christofferson
Web Programmer, LASP Office of Communications & Outreach



Graphics and web design: web apps, web pages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL), photomanipulation, web interface usability, & standards compliance, online systems administration.