School of Social and Political Science

Miss Julie Ann Fooshee

Job Title

PhD Student

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Photo of a woman and a horse - the woman is standing next to the horse smiling - she is wearing a helmet. The horse is chestnut brown and is looking at the camera. He has a thick white blaze down the centre of his face.
Mobile telephone number
+44 07895809879
Personal website
My Personal Website

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

Scotland

Research interests

Research interests

Title: Festivals as Laboratory? Creating accessibility through experimentation with digital technologies

My research is centred on how science festivals act as a laboratory for experimenting with new types of engagement with audiences. During the pandemic especially there was a shift in how science festivals were able to deliver content because of mandated safety concerns. Considering this: How do digital technologies and digital events impact the accessibility of science events? Looking forward to the recovery of festivals in the post-pandemic era, it is key that lessons learned from the enforced virtual engagement of the past 2-3 years are not lost and instead are built upon to help engage audiences that rely on digital inclusivity to participate in social spaces and how to integrate those virtual experiences into in-person experiences for people who cannot or do not want to participate virtually. 

These new hybrid environments in science festivals are rich for researching how people are learning, how accessible festivals can be, and the ways in which these experiences shape the festival and the audience. I'm excited to delve into this and explore the topic with my research partners and collaborators. 

 

My advisors are Eugenia Rodrigues and Niki Vermeulen

Background

About Me

My name is Julie Ann and I am a disabled student here at the University of Edinburgh. I previously completed an online taught MSc from 2016-2019 in Science Communication and Public Engagement with Dr. Elizabeth Stevenson as my advisor and graduated in 2019 with Merit. Shortly after I decided to continue my academic journey in person and moved to Edinburgh to take on a full time MScR+PhD and am currently in my first year as a PhD student. I am working in Science Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) and am researching accessibility in science festivals. Prior to my academic journey I worked at NASA, MIT, and in a fully funded role through NSF as a researcher and program manager at a museum. 

I have studied how people interact with science content in museums and the ways in which they learn differently in informal settings. I helped produce a manual for training docents and training the trainers for best practice in museum education under my PI and Co-PI Dr. Judith Lombana (University of South Florida; retired) and Dr. Doris Ash (University of California, Santa Cruz). Shortly after this I moved on to work at Walt Disney World in a front of house role and learned about interacting with audience and audience engagement in a hyper-controlled and immersive environment. Following that I took on a role to be the coordinator of the Science Festival Alliance at MIT, helming the national network of science festivals in North America and working to help establish the UK Science Festivals Network and collaborate with them on various initiatives. In my time at MIT and I worked on grant-funded initiatives for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Noyce Foundation, National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and The Simon’s Foundation.

And lastly from 2019-2020 I worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science division as a Science Engagement Specialist working to bring NASA’s unique assets to the public through creating programming and outreach. This job gave me unprecedented access to some of the most precious artefacts within the US Space Program and made me challenge what it meant to do outreach and to question, who is outreach for? Who is being excluded? Why? 

If you would like to read any of my publications or read more about what I'm currently writing on (casually) I do keep up a blog on my personal site. 

Conference Presentations

Fooshee, J., (2022) “Slipping Through the Cracks: Being Disabled at University of Edinburgh.” Learning and Teaching Conference. Edinburgh, UK. June, 2022.

Aguire, D., Fooshee, J., Hunt, G., Baker, S., Apte, M., (2022) “Come unpack and process the communicating science seminar”. American Association for the Advancement of Science,  Communicating Science Seminar. February 2022.

Fooshee, J. (2022) Assisting the Assisters: Meet a Service Dog and Handler. UK Science Festivals Network Annual Meeting. Online. January 2022.

Aguire, D., Fooshee, J., Hunt, G., Baker, S., Apte, M., (2021) SciEngage: A ‘Pause and Evolve’ Approach to Community Engagement. Inclusive Scicomm Symposium. October 2021.

Fooshee, J., Smart, M., McNeill, D., (2021) Hindsight is 2020. UK Science Festivals Network Annual Meeting, Virtual. January 2021.

Sanlyn Buxner, Maya Bakerman, Andrea P Jones, Pamela Gay, Molly L Wasser, Staci Tiedeken, Nicole Whelley, Andrew J Shaner, Vivian White, Emily Joseph, Julie Fooshee, Brian Hamilton Day, and Caela Barry (2020) Adapting International Observe the Moon Night Evaluation to Meet the Needs of a Virtual Event. Poster presented at the Fall AGU Meeting, December 2020.

Tiedeken, S., Jones, A., Wasser, M., Barry, C., Buxner, S., Bakerman, M., Joseph, E., Gay, P., Whelley, N., White, V., Shaner, A., Fooshee, J., and Day, B. (2020) International Observe the Moon Night: An Opportunity for Global Community Engagement. Poster presented at the Europlanet Science Congress (virtual), October 2020, EPSC2020-161.

S. Buxner, M. Bakerman, A. Jones, M. Wasser, S. Tiedeken, N. Whelley, P. Gay, A. Shaner, V. White, E. Joseph, F. Julie, C. Barry, B. (2020) International Observe the Moon Night: A Case Study of Worldwide Public Engagement through In-Person and Virtual Events. Day10; Poster presented at the 52ndDPS Meeting, October 2020.

S. R. Buxner, A. P. Jones, M. Bakerman, E. Joseph, P. L. Gay, M. L. Wasser, S. Tideken, N. Whelley, V. White, A. J. Shaner, J. Fooshee and, and B. H. Day. (2020) Lessons Learned From 10 Years of International Observe The Moon Night Evaluation. Poster presented at the NASA Exploration Science Forum 2020, July 2020.

Tiedeken, S., Jones, A., Wasser, M., Barry, C., Buxner, S., Bakerman, M., Joseph, E., Gay, P., Whelley, N., White, V., Shaner, A., Fooshee, J., and Day, B. (2020)  International Observe the Moon Night: An Opportunity for Global Outreach. Poster presented at the NASA Exploration Science Forum 2020 (virtual), July 2020, NESF2020-094.

Buxner, S.,  Jones, A., Bakerman, M., Joseph, E.,  Gay, P.,  Wasser, M., Tiedeken, S.,  Whelley, N., White, V., Shaner, A., Fooshee, J., Day, B., (2020, January). A Case Study Assessing Outreach Events: Celebrating 10 years of International Observe the Moon Night. Talk presented at the Winter Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 160.06.

Graff, P.V., Foxworth, S., Willis, K., Fooshee, J., Shupla, C., Shaner, A., Webb, S., Harmon, P. (2020) Leveraging Partnerships, Science Content, Special Events, and NASA Assets to Help Girl Scouts Earn Space Badges. Poster. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. (Virtual)

Hunt, G., Garbarino, J., Fooshee, F., (2020). Professionalization of Public Engagement. Advancing Research Impact in Society Annual Meeting, 2020. (Virtual)

Currie, P.B., Murphy, R.R., Fooshee, J., (2019). Robots: Reflections of Ourselves. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Buxner, S., Bakerman, M.N., Joseph, E., Gay, P., Jones, A.P., Wasser, M.L., Tiedeken, S., Whelley, N.,White, V., Shaner, A.J., Fooshee, J., Day, B.H. Lessons learned and outcomes from 10 years of evaluating International Observe the Moon Night. ED33D-1036, AGU Fall Meeting, 9–13 December 2019, San Francisco, CA

Jones, A., Wasser, M. Tiedken, S., Shaner, A.J., Whelley, N., White, V., Fooshee, J., Day, B.H., Buxner, S.,Bakerman, M., Joseph, E., Gay, P., International Observe the Moon Night: an engagement opportunity for scientists, science festivals and lunar enthusiasts around the world. ED128-03, AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Jones, A., Wasser, M., Tiedeken, S., Shaner, A., Buxner, S., Bakerman, M., Joseph, E., Whelley, N., White, V., Fooshee, J., Day, B., Gay, P., International Observe the Moon Night: Growing Global engagement in an Annual Lunar Celebration. EPSC-DPS2019-1452 EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 15-20 September, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.

Consell, R.A., Finke, E., Fooshe, J., Strauss, B., Valle, T., (2019). Would You Rather? Science Edition. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Burks, R., Gugliucci, N., McKinnon, M., Fooshee, J., (2019). Science Communication Fails. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., Dykes, A., Harris, S., (2019). Hands-On Science Power Hour Presented with the Atlanta Science Festival. Hands on Demonstration hour presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., Jones, A., Myers, D., Tiedeken, S., Wasser, M., (2019). Engaging the Public withPlanetary Science at Comic Book Conventions. Poster presented at Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Houston, TX.

Chambers, J., Fooshee, J., Heslop, C., Nazir, F., (2018).The Changing Face of Festivals. Panel presented at UK Science Festivals Network Annual Meeting. Swansea, Wales, UK.

Bakerman, M., Buxner, S., Jones, A.P., Joseph, E., Wasser, M.L., Tiedeken, S., White, V. Fooshee, J., Shaner, A.J., Gay, P., Day, B.H., and the InOMN Coordinating Committee. International Observe the Moon Night – nine years of engaging visitors in lunar and planetary exploration. ED41E-1237, AGU Fall Meeting, 10–14 December 2018, Washington, DC.

Jones, A.P., Petro, N.E., Wasser, M.L., Whelley, N., Tiedeken, S., Wright, E.T., White, V., Fooshee, J., Buxner, S., Joseph, E., Bakerman, M., Shaner, A.J., Day, B.H., Gay, P., Ladd, D., Jones, N.N. Celebrating fifty years of Apollo science – with the world. P23E-3480, AGU Fall Meeting, 10–14 December 2018, Washington, DC.

Jones, A., Wasser, M., Whelley, N., Tiedeken, S. Petro, N., White, V., Fooshee, J., Shaner, A., Gay, P., Day, B., Buxner, S., Bakerman, M., Joseph, E. Engaging students and the public in Apollo anniversary celebrations through LRO public engagement and International Observe the Moon Night. NASA Space STEM Forum, 19 September 2018, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Fooshee, J., (2018). Science Festivals: How, Why, & What Format?. Poster presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Hartford, CT.

Brewer, C., Corb, B., Fooshee, J., Hunt, G., (2018). The Great Summit Debate. Panel debate presented at the Science Events Summit, St. Petersburg, FL.

Fooshee, J., Wiehe, B., (2018). Science Festivals: Collaborative & Creative Community Engagement. National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Providence, RI.

Fooshee, J., Hari, K., Householder, N., SciBugs, Mars, J., Harris, S., (2018). The Hands-On Science Power Hour Presented With the Atlanta Science Festival. Hands-on Demonstration Hour at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Gugliucci, N., Fooshee, J., Dykes, A., Moscato,D., Meany, J., (2018). Stock Photo Science. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Sigler, S., Fooshee, J., Klonkowski, E., Beall, J., Holder, K., Burks, R., Harris, S., (2018) Justify Your Away Team. Panel Presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., Santa Maria, C., Holder, K., Lord, L., Noor, M., Pendergrass, R., (2017). My Job is so Cool. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Finke, E., Governor, D., Harris, S., Jackson, S., Fooshee, J., (2017). What Kids Have Taught Me About Science. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., (2017) The Science Power Hour. Hands-on Demonstration Hour at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Harris, S., Lee, D.N., McKinnon, M., Fooshee, J., (2017). What It’s Like in the Field. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J.,(2017). Join the Live Public Science Events Party: Social Experience, Content, and Policy. Flash Talk presented at the American Association for the Advancement ofScience. Boston, MA.

Fooshee, J., Dickerson, K., Stevens, B., Wood, D., (2017). An Intro to Science Festivals. Panel presented at the International Public Science Events Conference. Madison, WI.

Fooshee, J., Granade, S., Hall, M., Hari, K., Modinou, I., Neeley, L., Salaita, M., Wiehe, B., (2017). The Evolving Public Science Events Landscape. Panel presented at the International Public Science Events Conference. Madison, WI.

Brandon, S., Chiasson, N., Diederick, L., Fooshee, J., Rutherford, E.H., Truitt, H., (2016). Big Impact with Small Institutions. Panel presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Tampa, FL.

Fooshee, J., Hari, K., Lord, L., Oester, S., Pendergrass, R.(2016). Mistakes from the Science Communication Frontlines. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., Hari, K., Musolino, J., Saey, T., Zingales, S., (2016). Addressing Concerns About Science. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., Santa Maria, C., Oester, S., Macdonald, E., Governor, D., Hari, K., (2016). Presenting Science to Audiences. Panel presented at Dragon Con. Atlanta, GA.

Fooshee, J., (2016). Festivals are Fleeting, Swag is forever. International Public Science Events Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Boyette, T., Fooshee, J., Groulx, M., Ireland, N., LaTour, M.,Riise, J., Trooskin, G., (2015). Go Big or Go Home: Large scale events to raise the profile of your Institution within the community. Panel presented at the Association of Science- Technology Centers Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Aboudara C., Bell, J., Fooshee, J., Grand, A., Lillie, B., Mayas, R., Modinou, I., Sickler, J., Smith, A., Verbeke, M., Wiehe, B., (2015). The State of Science Events: Critical Reflections From Across the Sector. Panel presented at the International Public Science Events Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Fooshee, J., (2015). Beyond Our Walls: What Does It Mean to Reach Out to a Community?.Poster presented at the Public Libraries and STEM Conference. Denver, CO.

Fooshee, J., Wiehe, B., (2014). Science Festival Showcase. Expo/Workshop presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Bell, J., Fooshee, J., Wasowski, M., (2014). The Network Effect: Finding Inspiration from Other Event Organizers. Panel presented at the International Public Science Events Conference. Chicago, IL.

Boyette, T., Fooshee, J., Rutherford, E.H., Wiehe, B., (2013). State Wide Science Festival Initiative. Panel presented at the Florida Association of Museums Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Fooshee, J., Lombana, J., (2012). The REFLECTS Model. Panel presented at the Florida Educational Research Association Conference. Gainesville, FL.

Ash, D., Contreras, R., Fooshee, J., Lombana, J., (2011). Learning to Notice. Panel presented at the Association of Children’s Museums Conference. Houston, TX.

Contreras, R., Echazabal, C., Fooshee, J., (2011). Creating Digital Training Videos Using Second Life Avatars. Poster presented at the Association of Science-TechnologyCenters Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Ash, D., Contreras, R., Echazabal, C., Fooshee, J., Lombana, J., (2011). Facilitation that Works: Research-Based Approaches For Museum Educators. Panel presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Contreras, R., Echazabal, C., Fooshee, J., Green, M., Lombana, J., (2011). Creating Digital Training Videos Using Second Life Avatars. Panel presented at the Florida Association Of Museums Conference. Tampa, FL.

Ash, D., Contreras, R., Fooshee, J., Lombana, J., Owens, A., (2010), Creating a Spirit of Discovery Through the REFLECTS Model. Panel presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Honolulu, HI.

Andersen, H., Contreras, R., Crocker, S., Echazabal, C., Fooshee, J., Green, M., Lombana, J., Owens, A., (2010). Learning to Notice II: Reflective Practice Methodologies. Panel Presentation at the Florida Association of Museums Conference. West Palm Beach, FL.

Ash, D., Contreras, R., Fooshee, J., Green, M., Lombana, J., Owens, A., Sprague, S., (2009). Noticing: Reflective Practice Methodology for Professional Development in Informal Settings. Panel presented at the Association of Science-Technology Centers Conference. Fort Worth, TX.

Andersen, H., Chavez, M., Contreras, R., Crocker, S., Echazabal, C., Fooshee, J., Green, M., Lombana, J., Miller, J., Owens, A., Sprague, S., Tebo, J.,  (2009). Learning to Notice: Reflective Practice Methodologies. Panel presented at the Florida Association of Museums Conference. Sarasota, FL.

 

Conferences Organised 

 

  • Dragon Con Science Track, Online 2020
  • Dragon Con Science Track, Atlanta, GA 2019
  • Science Events Summit, San Diego, CA 2019
  • Science Events Summit, St. Petersburg, FL 2018
  • Dragon Con Science Track, Atlanta, GA 2018
  • International Public Science Events Conference, Madison, WI 2017
  • Dragon Con Science Track, Atlanta, GA 2017
  • International Public Science Events Conference, Cambridge, MA 2016
  • International Public Science Events Conference, Cambridge, MA 2015
  • Science Live Workshop, Cambridge, MA 2015
  • International Public Science Events Conference, Chicago, IL 2014
  • Evolving Culture of Science Engagement Workshop, Cambridge, MA 2013

 

Academic Awards & Positions

 

  • 2021-2022 Leadership in Student Opportunities Edinburgh Award Winner
  • Shortlisted for 2022 Edinburgh Student Awards 2022 
  • Coordinating Committee Member, International Observe the Moon Night, NASA, 2013-Current
  • Organising Team, SciEngage, 2020-Current
  • Reviewer for Frontier Communications Journal, 2020-Current
  • Guest Expert, Cultivating Public Engagement with Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Educators; Harvard Graduate School of Education; Cambridge, MA; 2019
  • Judge for MIT Can Talk Public Speaking Competition, 2018 & 2019
  • Invited Guest Speaker at British Science Association/The Royal Society; Cambridge, UK; 2018
  • Speaker for Culture, THIRST DC; Washington, DC; 2016
  • Finals Judge, American Chemical Society “Chem Champs” Contest; Boston, MA; 2015
  • Participant, Great American Teach In at Museum of Science and Industry; Tampa, FL; 2010

 

Published Works & Interviews 

Buxner, S., Bakerman, S., Joseph, E., Gay, P., Jones, A., Wasser, M., Tiedeken, S., Whelley, N., White, V., Shaner, A., Fooshee, J., Day, B. (2020) Lessons Learned and Outcomes from 10 Years of Evaluating International Observe the Moon Night. Poster. Earth and Space Science Open Archive.

Fogg-Rogers, L., Wiehe, B., Comerford, D., Fooshee, J., & Durant, J. (2019). Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019). JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(04), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801. Available fromhttps://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/2978388

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, (2019). Attending Science Events. Encountering Science in America. Public Face of Science Initiative, pp 14-15.

Fooshee, J., Wiehe, B., (2017). Join the Live Public Science Events Party. Informal Learning Review. No. 143 (March/April 2017), pp. 8-13.

Buckley, N., Comerford, D., Durant, J., Fogg-Rogers, L., Fooshee, J., Lewenstein, B., Wiehe, B., (2016). [Grey Paper] Science Live: Surveying the landscape of live public science events. Available Online: https://www.ocaptmycapt.com/post/science-live-surveying-the-landscape-o… 

Proctor, E., (2015). Arlee Celebration Brings Science to Flathead Reservation. Interview. Montana Public Radio. Available Online: https://www.mtpr.org/post/arlee-celebration-brings-science-flathead-reservation

December 2011; REFLECTS Museum Education Researcher & Mentor Guide (co-author)September 2010;

StoryCorps Storyteller Alumni; American Folklife Center, Library of Congress #DDC000875

 

Volunteer Positions

  • Postgraduate Student Representative School of Social and Political Science: 2021 – Current
  • Reader at the “Subaru Loves Reading” 2019 AAAS Family Science Days
  • Mentor to young equestrians and part time web admin at Newport Equestrian Academy: 2017-2019
  • Fundraiser and Event Volunteer at Cystic Fibrosis: Tampa Tailgate 2008, 2009, 2010

 

Social Media & Web

 

 

 

Staff Hours and Guidance

Where to find me & what I do

As one of the two the PhD Representatives for STIS I am happy to help any of our PhD or Post Graduate students with whatever it is they need to help them feel settled, happy, and included in their time here at the University. It's my goal during my tenure to create an inclusive, resilient, and accessible community within STIS. 

If you need to reach out to me about any issues you would like to raise or just general questions please don't hesitate to email me or message me on WhatsApp. 

My Assistance Dog

As a disabled person I use many mobility aids both visible and invisible to make it through the day and get around campus. One of the most visible aids I use is my assistance dog, Ghost. I appreciate that everyone is really excited to meet him and say hello, however I would ask that if you see us out or if you are joining me for a meeting to please ignore him and do not approach, touch, make eye contact with him, or distract him in any way. He is there doing a job and it's important to my health and well being that he stays focused. If you would like to know more about him and what kind of dog he is or what he does on his days off, he has an instagram to keep you entertained. I hope this strikes a happy balance. Thank you for helping! 

Current Work 

I am a Research Assistant in Ethnography of New Festival Experiences with Resilience in the New Real (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) and The New Real Observatory (funded by Alan Turing Institute) and am working with Drew Hemment and Matjaz Vidmar on researching the recovery of science festivals post-COVID and how creative AI can impact people positively; developing the critical literacies necessary to do this and to explore open prototyping. 

Past Work 

Research Assistant                                                                                  October 2021 – Current

Resilience in the New Real; University of Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, UK.

 

Research Assistant                                                                 February 2021 – August 2021

The New Real; University of Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, UK.                                                       

 

Science Engagement Specialist                                                                   August 2019 - June 2020

NASA, Contracted by: Manufacturing Technical Solutions,               

Houston, TX        

 

Science Festival Alliance Coordinator                                             May 2013 – August 2019

MIT Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,                      

Cambridge, MA      

 

Media and Publication Consultant                                          February 2012 – January 2013

Museum of Science and Industry,

Tampa, FL                           

 

Program Data Manager and Researcher                                           July 2008 – February 2012

NSF Grant #0515468, Successful Scaffolding Strategies,               

Tampa, FL        

 

Past Funded Projects

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    • Year: 2019-2021
    • Program: Science Festival Accelerator: Diversity First
    • Helped conceive of idea, select and recruit advisory board, oversaw site selection, origin implementation, origin professional development, and phase I development of project before handing it off to my supervisor
    • Funding: $900,000
  • Science Sandbox
    • Year: 2017-2020
    • Program: Science in Vivo
    • Assisted in development of project and assisted in logistical support
    • Funding: $750,000 USD
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    • Year: 2016-2018
    • Program: Science Festival Accelerator  II
    • Oversaw implementation of grant, site selections process, outgoing monetary awards process, and professional development of recipients 
    • Funding: $750,000 USD
  • Simons Foundation
    • Year: 2015-2016
    • Program: Just Add Science
    • Assisted in launch of program as well as securing sites, the awards process and logistical oversight of entire project
    • Funding: $500,000 USD
  • Science Learning +
    • Year: 2014
    • Program: Science Live Project
    • 1 year grant funded by Wellcome Trust and National Science Foundation
    • Phase I Team Member
    • Funding: £100,000 GBP
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    • Section: Public Understanding of Science and Technology
    • Year: 2012-2014
    • Program: Science Festival Accelerator I
    • Oversaw implementation of grant, outgoing monetary awards process, and professional development of recipients
    • Funding: $500,000 USD
  • National Science Foundation
    • Section: Advancing Informal STEM Learning Grant
    • Year: 2012-2015
    • Program: Broad Implementation of Science Festivals
    • Brought on board in 2013 to help reach project goals
    • Funding: $3,100,000 USD
  • National Science Foundation
    • Information Science Education #0515468
    • Multi-year grant with approved no-cost extension
    • Served as researcher and grant manager
    • Funding: $5,000,000 USD