Dr. Stephanie Slater is the Director of Research at the CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research. She also holds a joint appointment at Capitol College where she is a Research Professor in the Department of Engineering and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach.
Dr. Slater is internationally recognized for her scholarly work in understanding how the public engages in learning about science. Starting as an undergraduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she now holds a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Science from Montana State University and a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Socio-cultural Studies from the University of Arizona. Dr. Slater has received both Top Star and Gold Star Education awards from NASA and currently serves as Lead for the Diversity Subcommittee of the American Geophysical Union's National Committee on Education and Outreach.
Stephanie and her husband mostly live in Castle Rock, Colorado and have four children, ages 24, 23, 15, and 10. When they are not traveling across the globe by airplane as invited speakers, they are traveling across the ocean as ship's scientists on cruise ships or touring through the mountains on a motorcycle.
You can find Stephanie's Amazon author page right here.
|Discipline-Based Science Education Research||1-42926-586-8||01/2011||WH Freeman|
|Astronomy Education Research: A Primer||1-42926-409-8||09/2010||WH Freeman|
|Engaging in Astronomical Inquiry||1-42925-860-8||01/2010||WH Freeman|
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