Laura Conner
Director of CNSM Education
   and Public Outreach
Research Assistant Professor
Eielson Building 302 C

Tiffany DeRuyter
ASRA/Education and Outreach Program Manager
Eielson Building 302 D

Lori Gildehaus
Administrative Assistant
Eielson Building 302 B


The CNSM Office of Education and Public Outreach promotes interest and literacy in science. We provide challenging and high-quality science programs for K-12 students, teachers, and the community through formats that include UAF undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty as science ambassadors. Through these activities, participants personally experience science and develop critical thinking skills necessary for lifelong learning.


To promote exploration and understanding through science.


1)  To provide science-based experiences that are grounded in best practices and science education research findings

2)  To train undergraduate and graduate students in science education and outreach practices

3)  To provide K-12 teachers with professional development opportunities

4)  To provide opportunities for, and assistance with, faculty outreach efforts

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