Stephanie Shipp

Stephanie  Shipp
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Stephanie Shipp received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology from the University of Maine in 1986, and her Doctoral degree in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University in 1999, even though it was in Texas.  Her research in Antarctica’s Ross Sea contributed to understanding of the retreat of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the last ice age. Her polar work extended into the educational realm, encompassing the development of a middle school curriculum about Antarctica and the management of the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic program, in which teachers participated in field research with scientists.   Following her degree, she worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where, she adamantly believes, the winter temperatures she experienced were far below those ever encountered in Antarctica.  After a year, she returned to Rice University to teach introductory Earth science courses to undergraduates and practicing teachers; she continues to teach at Rice as an adjunct professor.  In 2003 she moved to the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) as the Manager of Education and Public Outreach, having been convinced that ice does, indeed, exist on other planets, and that Earth IS a planet. At LPI she oversaw the design, development, and implementation of planetary science educational materials and programs for formal and informal educators and the general public. In one of the most exciting parts of her work, she led the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Planetary Science E/PO Forum team, helping to support and coordinate the efforts of the SMD planetary science E/PO community - a community of incredible E/PO practitioners and leaders. At present, she is off on other adventures.

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