Lindsay Bartolone

Lindsay Bartolone
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Organization:Astrophysics and Heliophysics Forums
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Bartolone is currently an independent consultant serving as Education Director for Astronomers Without Borders and as the Pre-Service Teaching Faculty Support Specialist for Sonoma State University.

Bartolone was Co-Investigator on two of NASA’s Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (SEPOF), Heliophysics and Astrophysics. She also chaired the Informal Education Working Group for the SEPOFs and leads cross-forum professional development efforts. The goal of the SEPOFs is to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of scientists, researchers, engineers, technologists, educators, product developers, and dissemination agents of best practices, existing NASA resources, and community expertise applicable to Education and Public Outreach (E/PO). By coordinating and supporting the NASA E/PO community, the NASA/ SEPOF partnerships will lead to more effective, sustainable, and efficient utilization of NASA science discoveries and learning experiences. As part of her work for the forum she directed a national research project to determine the professional development and resource needs of informal educators and participated in a National Research Council STEM Out of School Time Summit. She also led the development of the first cross- forum retreat, which brought together approximately 70 education and public outreach professionals from across the country to work collaboratively to identify program impacts that support our nation’s CoSTEM goals for education. She served as part of the development team for, a searchable database of NASA’s Science mission directorate reviewed collection of educational resources. She also led the analysis and cataloging efforts for the Heliophysics Division.

Bartolone served as Education and Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission. She oversees a group of national partners who have developed, in collaboration with Adler Planetarium, a planetarium show, a space science curriculum, a website, a professional development program, and products relating to the mission.

From 2012 to 2014, Bartolone served as Director of Education at Adler Planetarium. In this role she directly supervised the Associate Director of Student Teacher Programs, 4 staff members in NASA Forum Programs, and up to 10 educators indirectly. She supervised and mentored Education staff in design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects. She represented the Adler to external partners and on internal projects including leading the proposal effort for Education and Public Outreach for NASA’s OHMIC mission. She served as a GEMS site director for Adler Planetarium in collaboration with the Learning Design Group at Lawrence Hall of Science. She was also a member of the Adler’s Executive leadership team.

Bartolone has 15 years of experience in science education and leading professional development programs for teachers. In her role at Adler Planetarium in the Student Teacher Programs division, Bartolone co-wrote five interdisciplinary curriculum guides and developed and implemented sustained professional development programs for teachers. She also designed and developed five years of Summer Camp programs for children ages 5 to 10. She served on a Sky Show production team at Adler, helping to craft an educationally appropriate and entertaining script for the show.

Bartolone Co-Chaired the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Education and Public Outreach conference, co-hosted by Adler Planetarium in 2007. In this role, she selected and recruited the program committee, created the call for proposals including the descriptions for thematic strands and, selected the papers and posters for the conference. She also helped to select and coordinate conference rapporteurs and networking facilitators. She continues to serve on the program committee for this annual conference. 



M.S., Science Education, Montana State University, 2007
A.B., Astrophysical Sciences, (Cum Laude), Princeton University, 1999
Certificate in Teacher Preparation (Secondary Physical Sciences), Princeton University, 2000


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, CO Program Advisor, August 2015- Present

Independent Consultant, October 2014- Present
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL:

NASA Education and Public Outreach Lead, 2014
Director of Education, 2012–2014
Acting Director of Education, 2012
Associate Director of Education – NASA Forum Programs, 2009–2012 Master Educator, 2008–2009

Senior Educator, 2005–2007

Educator, Formal Programs, 2000–2004
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Princeton University:

Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Coordinator, 1999–2012 

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Astrophysics
My SMD Projects:

Astrophysics Forum
Heliophysics Forum

- Heliophysics Educator Ambassador Program

- Heliophysics Concept Map

- Heliophysics Community of Practice

Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)

-IBEX Planetarium Project

-IBEX Museum Materials

-IBEX Electronic Outreach

-IBEX Space Explorers Afterschool Club

-IBEX Special Needs - Formal

-IBEX Special Needs - Informal

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) (Completed)
Extraordinary Matter (completed)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (not currently involved in E/PO)

NASA Wavelength

Cross-Forum Professional Development Lead

Web and Social Media Implementation Team

Chair Informal Education Working Group

Community Meeting and Retreat Design and Implementation -


My Professional Societies:



My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Bartolone, L. M. Space Explorers Club and Heliophysics Educator
Ambassadors: Growing District and Teacher Partner Relationships for Sustainable and Significant Impacts. Invited poster presentation at
Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education, A Workshop. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. 2014.

Bartolone, L.; Nichols-Yehling, M.; Peticolas, L.; Schultz, G.; Smith, D.; Schwerin, T.; Shipp, S. Reflecting and Strategizing about Measuring EPO Impact. Ensuring STEM Literacy: A National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach, Vol 483, p 157, 2014.

Bartolone, L.; Nichols-Yehling, M.; Brinkworth, C.; Hurt, R. L.; Llamas, J.; Squires, G. K.; Wenger, M.; Martin, A. STEMdex: CliffsNotes for Education and Public Outreach. Ensuring STEM Literacy: A National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach, Vol 483, p 411, 2014.

Bartolone, L.; Ali, N.; Mendez, B.; Nichols-Yehling, M.; Paglierani, R.; Peticolas, L.; Withnell, H. NASA Heliophysics Education and Public Outreach Forum Product Analysis Effort. Connecting People to Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach, Vol 457, p 309, 2012.

Bartolone, L. M. Carney, K., Cohen, S.B., Erickson, J., Gutbezhal, J., Knappenberger Jr., P. H., McComas, D.J. IBEX Education and Public Outreach. Interstellar Boundary Explorer, Space Science Reviews, Vol 146, eds. D.J. McComas, G.P. Zank and N.A. Schwadron, p.353-369, 2009.

Bartolone, L. M. ASP Networking Sessions Summary. Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Conference Series, Vol. 389, eds. C. Garmany, M. Gibbs, and J. Moody, p. 441, 2008.

Bartolone, L. M. NASA IBEX Solar Boundary Museum Resources for International Year of Astronomy. Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Conference Series, Vol. 400, eds. M. Gibbs, J Barnes, J. Manning and B. Partridge, p. 240, 2008.

Bartolone, L. M. Preparing for the International Year of Astronomy 2009: Rapporteur Remarks. Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Conference Series, Vol. 400, eds. M. Gibbs, J Barnes, J. Manning and B. Partridge, p. 451, 2008.

McComas, D. J. et al., The Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission. Poster at Solar Wind 11 Conference, 2005

Dussault M. et al., Modeling the Universe: Professional Development for Teachers Designed by NASA's Structure and Evolution of the Universe. Poster at High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting, 2004 (This course was also presented at National Science Teachers Association, American Association of Physics Teachers, Astronomical Society of the Pacific and American Astronomical Society meetings)