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Tom Mason

Communications and Outreach Director


  • Phone: 303-492-8257
  • Fax: (303) 492-6444
  • Alternate email:
  • Office: SPSC-W207F


Tom Mason is the Communications and Outreach Director for the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. He leads social media outreach and communications efforts for the laboratory, for the NASA MAVEN mission to Mars, and for the NASA GOLD mission. Tom oversees web content management, external communications, public relations, and press activity, as well as Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) programming.

Tom’s past experience includes youth development programming and volunteer management for both the University of Hawaii and Colorado State University. He has worked extensively with students and adults in adventure therapy programs, field science education, and team-building initiatives.


University of Colorado — Boulder, Colorado
M.A. Science Education

Washington and Lee University — Lexington, Virginia
B.S. Psychology


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.


E/PO and communications lead for the NASA MAVEN mission to Mars. Communications lead for the NASA GOLD mission.


National Science Teacher's Association
American Geophysical Union

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