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Erin Wood

Educational Coordinator


Contact

  • 303-735-0962
  • Office: SPSC-W207A

Summary

Erin Wood is the educational coordinator at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently working on the MAVEN team on spectroscopy lessons and Mars Education Ambassadors (MEA) teacher professional development. She co-runs the Colorado National Project Astro, conducts teacher professional development on topics of the Sun and Solar System, and coordinates a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in solar and space physics, and creates hands-on curriculum for grades 3-12.


Education

University of Colorado — Denver
M.S. Educational Psychology

University of Colorado — Boulder
M.S. Aerospace Engineering

University of Colorado — Boulder
B.A. Physics


Specialties

Space science education, education and outreach, curriculum development, teacher professional devleopment, undergraduate education programming development, communicating technical science content to educational audiences, spectroscopy education


Projects/research

Develop curriculum for the MAVEN Mission
Conduct a high altitude ballooning program for middle school students
Instruct teacher professional development workshops
Develop science content for the Dancing Lights program for elementary school students
Coordinate the summer REU program in Solar and Space Physics


Publications

Wood, Erin L. Indianapolis, IN, March 2012. NASA's Project SPECTR!

Wood, Erin L. San Francisco, CA, March 2011. NASA’s Project SPECTRA!

Renfrow, S., Wood, E.L., Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2011. The aurora, Mars, and more! Increasing science content in elementary grades through art and literacy programs in earth and space science

Wood, E.L., Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2011. Engaging students in astronomy and spectroscopy through Project SPECTRA!

Wood, Erin L. Philadelphia, PA, March 2010. Project SPECTRA!

Wood, Erin L., CoBabe-Ammann, Emily. New Orleans, LA, March 2010. Dancing Lights: Exploring the Aurora through Art and Writing

Wood, E.L., Renfrow, S., Marks, N., Christofferson, R., Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010. Computer simulations for minds-on learning with “Project Spectra!”

CoBabe-Ammann, Wood, E.L. Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2009. Creating the EPO Quilt: Using small money [...]

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Organizations/associations

AGU
NSTA
NASA Planetary Forum
NASA Helio Forum
NASA Earth Science Forum
AGU SPA EPO secretary
AGU Planetary EPO secretary