Sharon Cooper

Manager, Education & Outreach, U.S. Science Support Office, International Ocean Discovery Program

Sharon Katz Cooper oversees Education and Outreach for the International Ocean Discovery Program in the U.S. She is based at the United States Science Support Program offices at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. In this capacity, she manages a wide range of programming for all audiences ranging from K-12 teachers, students, museum audiences and the general public. She is also the P.I. on several related NSF projects, including a traveling exhibit about IODP, the STEMSEAS program (which uses UNOLS vessels to provide undergraduates with ship experience), and the A-STEP program to provide training to graduate students in being STEM ambassadors in their communities. She has been with IODP since 2007.


The Role of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) During Construction and Operations
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 10:50 am
This session will explore models for the construction and operations of EPO at large facilities, including integrating EPO construction and facility construction (e.g. LSST), and other ways to build and support quality EPO programming.

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