Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor
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NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 475
Bldg. 1250, Rm. 145
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
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Jessica Taylor is Physical Scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. She serves as Lead trainer for the GLOBE Atmosphere Training Center of Excellence and is the Education and Public Outreach lead for the CALIPSO mission. Jessica serves as Langley’s representative for two Agency initiatives: NASA’s Early Career Scientist & Engineer Working Group and NASA’s Women in STEM Working Group.

Jessica has over seven years of experience in meteorology and in bridging the gap between scientific studies in atmospheric science and educational outreach in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She has worked in various formal and informal science education programs including: GLOBE, a hands-on Earth science program; EXPLORES!, a satellite education program; REALM, a science outreach program for middle school girls; the Challenger Learning Center; and most recently as a curriculum developer and professional development lead for the College of William and Mary’s STEM Education Alliance. She has also taught Introduction to Meteorology and Teaching Earth and Space Science at Florida State University. Jessica also has experience with federal and state educational policy as Program Director for the Florida Department of Education, working with Title I programs, after school services, and parental involvement. She has a BS in Meteorology, BA in Finance, and Masters in Science Education from Florida State University.

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Earth Science
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My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Beckett, M., Borman, G., Capizzano, J., Parsley, D., Ross, S., Schirm, A., and Taylor, J. (2009). Structuring out-of-school time to improve student academic achievement: A practice guide. (NCEE #2009-012). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sci¬ences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from

Introduction to Meteorology Lab Manual. (2003). Florida State University.

EXPLORES! Curriculum CD. (2002). Florida State University.