Lunar and Planetary Institute






Preparing future teachers in science education? Please join us for

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for community college and university faculty and graduate students instructing future teachers

The original FINESSE project is complete.  These free two-day workshops were conducted over a period of three years to assist university and community college faculty in preparing future teachers in science education. NASA Earth and space scientists and educators shared authentic inquiry activities, data, and resources related to key topics from the national science standards.  Data sets and other resources can be accessed in the left menu bar.

NASA Science Mission Directorate has funded a new FINESSE program,
with many of the same team members.  Check it out here.

FINESSE Institutes will be implemented by a team of Earth and space science education specialists, including:

Lin Chambers, Director, MY NASA DATA Project, NASA Langley Research Center
Rick Pomeroy, Lecturer/Supervisor, Science Teacher Education, School of Education, University of California, Davis
Greg Schultz, Director of Education, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Stephanie Shipp, Manager, Education and Public Outreach, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Christine Shupla, Education Specialist , Lunar and Planetary Institute
Stephanie Slater, Assistant Professor, Cognition in Astronomy, Physics, and Earth sciences Research (CAPER) Team, University of Wyoming
Timothy F. Slater, Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Professor, Cognition in Astronomy, Physics, and Earth sciences Research (CAPER) Team, University of Wyoming
Denise Smith, Manager, Special Projects, Office of Public Outreach, Space Telescope Science Institute
Debra Stork, Assistant Professor of Education, Science Education, University of Dubuque
William Waller, Eureka Scientific and Massachussetts Space Grant Consortium

For more information, contact:
Christine Shupla
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX  77058
281-486-2135
shupla@lpi.usra.edu