Stephanie Schollaert Uz

Stephanie Schollaert Uz
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Institution:NASA GSFC/GST
Organization:PACE Project, Earth Sciences Division
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Stephanie Schollaert Uz is a Senior Support Scientist for NASA (GST) working in science and communication within the Goddard Earth Sciences Division (610) and the Ocean Ecology Lab (616). Her research involves monitoring the response of ocean biology to physical forcing through the use of satellite-remote sensing data, in situ measurements, model output and statistical reconstructions using proxies. She coordinates communication for Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE), the new ocean color satellite, creates Earth science content for Science On a Sphere and the NASA Hyperwall and advises the NASA Earth Observations (NEO) project. Stephanie works with museums and STEM learning experts to implement best practices for public engagement, including sharing satellite data with the public. She demonstrates global processes by using satellite‐remote sensing imagery on spherical displays. She has a Ph.D. (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) from the University of Maryland, an M.S. (Physical Oceanography) from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. (major: Oceanography, minor: French) from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Stephanie Schollaert Uz
Stephanie Schollaert Uz
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My SMD Projects:

Goddard PACE project communication coordination

NASA public engagement projects and ClimateBits: Earth science visualizations that play at museums and visitors centers as well as YouTube

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Recent peer-reviewed journal articles

Schollaert Uz, S. 2016. Building intuition for in-water optics and ocean color remote sensing: Spectrophotometer activity with littleBits™. Oceanography 29(1),​10.5670/oceanog.2016.01.

Schollaert Uz, S., W. Ackerman, J. O’Leary, B. Culbertson, P. Rowley, P.A. Arkin. 2014. The effectiveness of Science On a Sphere® stories to improve climate literacy among the general public, J. Geosci. Ed., 62, 3, doi: 10.5408/13-075.1.

Brown, C.W., S. Schollaert Uz, and B. H. Corliss. 2014. Seasonality of oceanic primary production and its interannual variability from 1998 to 2007, Deep Sea Res. I, 90, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.05.009.

Schollaert Uz, S., C. W. Brown, A. Heidinger, T. Smyth, and R. Murtugudde. 2013. Detecting Emiliania huxleyi in 25 years of AVHRR imagery, in J. J. Qu, A. M. Powell, and M. V. K. Sivakumar (eds.), Satellite Applications on Climate Change.  Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 277-288, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_18.

Science On a Sphere® narrated videos and scripts (first authorship)