Sarah E Eyermann

Sarah E Eyermann

  • EDUCATION/OUTREACH SPECIALIST
  • 301.286.7412
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 662
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
  • Brief Bio

    Sarah Eyermann is an Education and Outreach Specialist for the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. In 2007 she graduated with a Master's degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Missouri, and since the beginning of 2008 she has supported out-of-school-time astronomy programs at Goddard. Sarah acts as the primary point of contact within the ASD for all informal education efforts, and as the project coordinator for several programs targeted at afterschool groups, Girl Scouts, and other such audiences. In addition, she is active in the Physics of the Cosmos EPO program.

    Current Projects

    Afterschool Universe

    Afterschool Universe is an out-of-school-time astronomy program targeted at middle school students. It explores astronomy concepts through engaging hands-on activities and takes participants on a journey through the Universe beyond the solar system.

    Big Explosions and Strong Gravity

    Big Explosions and Strong Gravity is the curriculum for a one-day event where students explore the science behind supernovae and black holes with hands-on activities tailored to the middle school level. It was originally developed in cooperation with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, but the content is appropriate for a wide variety of informal education audiences.

    Family Science Night

    Family Science Night encourages families to explore various themes through hands-on activities about science in the world (and the Universe!) around them. Topics include size and scale, maps and models, reasons for the seasons, life cycles of stars, lunar exploration, solar power, eclipses, engineering, and more!

    Space Forensics

    This project takes students in formal and informal education settings through astronomy problem-solving narratives that parallel crime scene forensics. Each standards-aligned Space Forensics case fuses STEM and literacy, using mystery narratives and hands-on activities to take students through the process of understanding and solving the case. Space Forensics offers classroom lesson plans and online interactive games that combine storytelling and science.

    Education

    Master of Science in Physics, with emphasis in Astronomy
    December 2007
    University of Missouri; Columbia, MO

    Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics
    December 2003
    Minorsi Mathematics, Computer Science, and Philosophy
    Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri, Rolla); Rolla, MO

    Awards

    2011 NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award in Outreach – for leadership and coordination of the Afterschool Universe program during its development and dissemination

    2011 NASA Group Achievement Award – for planning and delivery of educational content at the 2010 Summer of Innovation event at Goddard

    2011 NASA Robert H. Goddard Team Award for Outreach – for supporting the 2010 International Observe the Moon Night event at Goddard

    2009 NASA Honor Award for Public Service Group Achievement – for creating and disseminating the Afterschool Universe program curriculum

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Krishnamurthi, A., J. C. Lochner, C. Conaty, et al. S. Eyermann, T. Ferrell, G. Gliba, B. Griswold, M. Masetti, S. Mitchell, F. Reddy, T. Toth, and A. Vandoren. 2010. "Using IYA to Bring the Universe Down to Earth in the Metro DC Area." Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future Proceedings of a conference held September 12-16, 2009 in Millbrae, California, USA Edited by Jonathan Barnes, Denise A Smith, Michael G Gibbs, and James G Manning, p363,

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. E. Eyermann, and S. Mitchell. 2010. "Afterschool Universe - Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #46502; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 42, p503,

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. Eyermann, S. Mitchell, J. Lochner, and C. Reynolds. 2008. "Afterschool Universe - Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #212, #2809; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 40, p227,

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. E. Eyermann, S. E. Mitchell, and J. C. Lochner. 2008. "Afterschool Universe: Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium ASP Conference Series, Vol 400, proceedings of the conference held 1-5 June, 2008, in St Louis, Missouri, USA, in Conjunction with the 212th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society Edited by Michael G Gibbs, Jonathan Barnes, James G Manning, and Bruce Partridge San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008, p415,

    Brief Bio

    Sarah Eyermann is an Education and Outreach Specialist for the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. In 2007 she graduated with a Master's degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Missouri, and since the beginning of 2008 she has supported out-of-school-time astronomy programs at Goddard. Sarah acts as the primary point of contact within the ASD for all informal education efforts, and as the project coordinator for several programs targeted at afterschool groups, Girl Scouts, and other such audiences. In addition, she is active in the Physics of the Cosmos EPO program.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Krishnamurthi, A., J. C. Lochner, C. Conaty, et al. S. Eyermann, T. Ferrell, G. Gliba, B. Griswold, M. Masetti, S. Mitchell, F. Reddy, T. Toth, and A. Vandoren. 2010. "Using IYA to Bring the Universe Down to Earth in the Metro DC Area." Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future Proceedings of a conference held September 12-16, 2009 in Millbrae, California, USA Edited by Jonathan Barnes, Denise A Smith, Michael G Gibbs, and James G Manning, p363

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. E. Eyermann, and S. Mitchell. 2010. "Afterschool Universe - Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #46502; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 42, p503

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. Eyermann, S. Mitchell, J. Lochner, and C. Reynolds. 2008. "Afterschool Universe - Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #212, #2809; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 40, p227

    Krishnamurthi, A., S. E. Eyermann, S. E. Mitchell, and J. C. Lochner. 2008. "Afterschool Universe: Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth." Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium ASP Conference Series, Vol 400, proceedings of the conference held 1-5 June, 2008, in St Louis, Missouri, USA, in Conjunction with the 212th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society Edited by Michael G Gibbs, Jonathan Barnes, James G Manning, and Bruce Partridge San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008, p415

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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