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Erin Wood

Educational Coordinator


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


Erin Wood is an educator and interim director of the Office of Communications and Outreach at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently a MAVEN mission team member, coordinating programming and developing curriculum, including spectroscopy lessons, science and literacy lessons, and is co-lead for the Mars Education Ambassadors (MEA) teacher professional development program. She 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.


University of Colorado — Denver
M.S. Educational Psychology

University of Colorado — Boulder
M.S. Aerospace Engineering

University of Colorado — Boulder
B.A. Physics


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


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 science and literacy programs for elementary school students
Coordinate the summer REU program in Solar and Space Physics


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

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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NASA Planetary Forum
NASA Helio Forum
NASA Earth Science Forum
AGU SPA EPO vice chair
AGU Planetary EPO vice chair and secretary