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Tom Mason

Communications and Outreach Specialist


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


Tom Mason is a Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. He leads social media outreach for the laboratory and for the NASA MAVEN mission to Mars. Tom assists with 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.


Social media and website lead for the NASA MAVEN mission to Mars.


National Science Teacher's Association
American Geophysical Union

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