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Rosamond Kinzler, advisor

Senior Director, National Center for Science Literacy, Education and Technology, American Museum of Natural History

Rosamond Kinzler, advisor

Rosamond Kinzler is the Senior Director of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education and Technology at the American Museum of Natural History. An Earth scientist who received her S.B., S.M., and doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Kinzler pursued a vigorous research career investigating planetary differentiation through melting at Columbia’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and in the Museum’s Earth and Planetary Sciences Department prior to co-curating the Museum's world-renowned Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth that opened in 1999.  Ro and her colleagues were recognized for this effort with the American Geophysical Union’s Award for Excellence in Geophysical Education in 2002.

With a mission to take the Museum’s unparalleled resources beyond its walls, the National Center creates a full spectrum of science education products that integrate authentic science with standards-based curriculum design and innovative use of technology.  Since assuming Center leadership in 2001, Dr. Kinzler has led major award winning projects--on the web, in HD-media, and in print--that engage diverse audiences in exploring current science, from children, families, and the general public at home and science educators seeking graduate accredited courses online to visitors at informal learning centers across the country. These programs have garnered awards from a diverse group that includes the Association of Educational Publishers, the Software & Information Industry Association, American Association of Museums, Museums and the Web, HDfest, and Technology & Learning Magazine.