It is often a requirement that an organization provide information beyond its organizational structure. Whether the information is formal or informal, it must be timely, attract the attention of target audiences, and at a suitable level of detail.
I have a long history of supporting educational and outreach activities. These tasks include integrating and generating remote sensing data product user’s guides; editing and writing newsletters; generating and critiquing curricula and other educational materials; developing easily comprehended, otherwise highly technical material for Web (and other) publication; conceptualizing and implementing entire museum galleries, including providing readable and audible text and narrative; writing a popular-press column on topics of interest to the general public; and writing a blog, For Your Consideration.
Outreach Communication Experience:
Some specifics of relevant activities are provided here:
- Articles for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Earth Sciences News (author, three years)
- Articles for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Earth Observer (author, content and technical editor; two years, ongoing)
- Editing a gatefold and brochure for NASA’s GSFC’s Astrophysics Division
- Ask Doc Whatsit (newspaper column) (five years)
- Environmental Data Record descriptive modules for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project
- A Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite Sensor Data Record User’s Guide for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project
- For Your Consideration, a blog dedicated to exploring excellence in the technical realm
- Astrobiology 101: Exploring the Living Universe, article in Ad Astra magazine
- Earth is a Planet, Too!, article in Ad Astra magazine