Christine Shupla

Christine Shupla
Contact Information
Organization:Education Department
Address:
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
Phone Number: 281-486-2135
Email Address:shupla@lpi.usra.edu
Bio

Christine Shupla joined the LPI education team in October 2005, after spending 16 years in the planetarium field. She supervises and coordinates LPI's  education efforts. She is the principal investigator for the Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program (STEP) , a multi-partner project that seeks to evaluate the impact of a train-the-trainer model for middle-school district science specialists, and leads a number of teacher and informal educator professional development programs.  Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and a master of education in curriculum and instruction.

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Planetary Science
My SMD Projects:

PI: STEP (Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program)

NASA SMD Planetary Forum
Year of the Solar System
FINESSE (Faculty Institute for NASA Earth and Space Science Education)
NLSI/SSERVI: Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (LPI and JSC)
NLSI and SSERVI: APL (High School Teacher Institutes "Unknown Moon")
NLSI: CLOE (Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution)
Explore: Jupiter's Family Secrets (Juno Informal Education)

Education Meetings and Conferences I Usually Attend Annually:
My Professional Societies:

American Astronomical Society
Texas Science Teachers Association

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Texas Earth Science Teachers Association (TESTA)

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Editor, electronic publication                LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter                2005 - present

Shupla C. (2016) Planetary exploration in science education. The Universe in the Classroom90, 1-6.

Shupla, C. (2015) Real human exploration of Mars. The Planetarian 44, 18-34.

Shupla, C. et al (2015) Presentations Through the NASA SMD Scientist Speakers Bureau, presented at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the Woodlands, TX.  .

Shupla, C. et al (2015) Lessons from a Train-the-Trainer Professional Development Program, presented at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the Woodlands, TX. 

Shupla, C., Buxner, S., Cobb, W., Lebofsky, L., and Weeks, S. (2014) The Nature of Astronomy: Addressing the Nature of Science within NGSS, Celebrating Science, ASP Conference Series Vol. 500, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Shupla, C. et al 2014, Sharing Mission Resources through Libraries: A New Model, presented at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the Woodlands, TX. 

Shupla, C. et al 2013, NASA SMD Scientist Speaker’s Bureau, presented at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the Woodlands, TX. 

Shupla, C. et al 2013, Get Involved in Planetary Discoveries through New Worlds, New Discoveries, AAS, Long Beach, CA.

Shupla, C. et al (2012) Engaging and Supporting Culturally Diverse Audiences, Communicating Science, ASP Conference Series Vol. 473, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Shupla, C., Shipp, S. 2012, Menu of Opportunities for Scientist Involvement in Pre-Service Science Teacher Preparation, presented at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the Woodlands, TX. 

Shupla, C., Shipp, S., Allen, J, Tobola K. (2011) Lessons Learned: Best Practices in Educator Workshops, presented at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX.

Shupla C. et al (2010) Bring NASA's Year of the Solar System into Your Programs, Connecting People to Science, ASP Conference Series Vol. 247, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Shupla, C. et al 2010, Institutes for Faculty Instructing Future Teachers, LPSC, Woodlands, TX.

Runyon, C.J., Shupla, C., Shipp, S.S., Hallau, K., Boyce, K., and Pieters, C.M., 2009, Seeing the Moon In a New Light: Ed Resources Developed in Association with M3, Eos Trans., AGU, 90(52), Fall Mtg. Supp., Abstract ED41A-0523.

Shupla, C., and Shipp, S. 2009, Accessing the Moon: Engaging Diverse Audiences in Current and Future Lunar Exploration, AAS, Long Beach, CA.

Shupla, C. et al 2008, Building a Community of Faculty for Teacher Preparation in Earth and Space Science Education, ASP and AAS (Joint Conference), St. Louis, MO.

Shupla, C., et. al. 2008, High-Impact IYA Activities for Scientists: A Menu of Opportunities to Become Involved in Teacher Preparation, ASP and AAS (Joint Conference), St. Louis, MO.

Shupla, C., Runyon, C., Shipp, S., and Treiman, A., 2008, Seeing the Moon: A Series of Inquiry Activities Using Light to Investigate the Moon, AAS, Austin, TX.

Shupla, C., Runyon, C., Shipp, S., and Treiman, A ,2008, Seeing the Moon: A Series of Inquiry Activities Using Light to Investigate the Moon, LPSC, Houston, TX.

Shupla, C., Ruberg, L., Slater, T., Schultz, G. 2007, How Astronomers Can Help Prepare Future Teachers, AAS, Seattle, WA.

Editor-in-Chief, electronic publication, Great Western Observer , 2003 - 2005.

Associate Editor, The Planetarian, 1995 – 2000

Shupla, C. 1995, Integrating the Planetarium into the Museum, The Planetarian.

Shupla, C 1992, War of the Rings, Griffith Observer.

Shupla, C. 1992, Entertainment and Education: Compatible?, The Planetarian.