Astro-Venture  NASA

The Creators of Astro-Venture

Direction
Design and Development
Module Hosts
Editing
Technical Advisors

Educational Advisors
Pilot Test Reviewers
Contributors
Special Thanks

 

Developed under the direction of:
   
Dr. Adena Losten
Associate Administrator for Education
NASA Headquarters
Krisstina Wilmoth
Education Program Officer
NASA Astrobiology Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Dr. Shelley Canright
Program Executive
Technology Products Office

NASA Headquarters
Greg Schmidt
Lead, Astrobiology Integration Office
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Donald James
Education Director
NASA Ames Research Center
Kathleen Connell
Astrobiology Integration Office
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Peggy Steffen
Program Manager
NASA Explorer Schools
NASA Headquarters
Christina O'Guinn
Ames Educational Technology Team, Lead
NASA Ames Research Center

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Designed and Developed by:
 
NASA Ames Educational Technology Team Staff:
   
Alicia Baturoni
Educational Lead
Brian Day
Sr. Multimedia Programmer
   
Andrew Doser
Senior Graphic Artist/Media Sp
ecialist
Deborah Bazar
Lead Writer/Researcher
   
Geoffrey Bruce
Sr. Programmer (Astronomy)
Roger Margulies
Print Production
   
Allison Pasciuto
Multimedia/Web Design/Producti
on
Mike Wendling
IISME Teacher/Curriculum D
eveloper
   
Jeff Simmons
Multimedia Programmer/Database (Astronomy Missi
on)
Susanne Ashby
Project Manager (Astronomy)
   
John Forward
Graphics/Animation
Christina O'Guinn
Sr. Instructional Designer/
Writer
   
Deborah Bodony
IISME Teacher/Curriculu
m Developer
Shelly Ericksen
Additional Writing
   
Terri Littlejohn-Jones
Content Developer (Astronomy)
Amberlee Chaussee
Print Production and L
ayout

 

Geology, Biology, and Atmosphere Training and Curriculum:
 
Designed and developed in collaboration by:
California State University, Hayward Educational Technology studen
ts and faculty:
 
Dr. Bijan Gillani
Professor and Coordinator of Educational Technology
Leadership Graduate Program

 

CSU, Hayward graduate students:
     
Atmosphere Training and Curriculum Geology Training and Curriculum Biology Training and Curriculum
     
Linda Beebe
Sylvia Escabar
Cathy Lee
Melanie Santana
Brian Benton
Erin Cicatelli
Lourdes Lejano
Linda Yee
Shoko Aramaki
Jennifer Balaian
Pauline Kim
Melanie Spall
Heather Weber

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Module Hosts:
 
Astronomy Training Module
Kelly Snook, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineer and Planetary Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Astronomy Mission Module
Dr. Yvonne Pendleton
Astrophysicist
NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Ed Prather
Research Scientist
University of Arizona
   
Dawn McIntosh
Astrophysicist/Engineer
NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Michael Kaufman
Assistant Professor/Project Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Atmosphere Module
Anthony Colaprete
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
Jadwiga "Yaga" Beres
Researcher/Atmospheric Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research
   
Sadredin "Dean" Moosavi
Earth Systems Scientist
Minnesota State University
 
   
Biology Module
Nathalie A. Cabrol
Principal Investigator
NASA Ames Research Center
SETI Institute
Dr. Julie Huber
Research Associate
Marine Biological Laboratory
NASA Astrobiology Institute
   
Dr. Karen Junge
Research Associate
University of Washington
NASA Astrobiology Institute
 
   
Geology Module
Christopher DiLeonardo, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Oceanography
Foothill College
Anna K. Hilting
Graduate Student
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
   
Michael Purucker, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Geodynamics
Geophysics and Space Geodesy Program
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Jen Heldmann
Planetary Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Design A Planet Module
Dr. John Armstrong
Planetary Scientist
Weber State University
Dr. Vikki Meadows
Lead Scientist
California Institute of Technology
   
Dr. Jim Kasting
Planetary Scientist
Penn State University
Dr. Monika Kress
Astronomer
San Josè State University
   
Dr. Norm Sleep
Geophysics Professor
Stanford University
Dr. Janet Siefert
Molecular Evolutionist
Rice University
   
Dr. Nancy Kiang
Terrestrial Biometeorologist/Biochemist
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
 

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Editing:
   
Deborah Bazar
Writer/Researcher
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Shelly Ericksen
Writer/Researcher
NASA Ames Research Center
Mariana Triviso
Louis Stokes Fellow
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Dorothy Starr
NASA Ames Educator Resour
ce Center
Bonnie Samuelson
Education Specialist
NASA Ames Research Center

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Technical Advisors:
   
Astronomy:
Dr. Dana Backman
Astrophysicist
NASA Ames Research Center
Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Emma Bakes
Astrophysicist
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Dr. K. Robbins Bell
Space Scientist
NASA Ames Research Cent
er
Dr. Dale P. Cruikshank
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Cente
r
   
Dr. Mitch Gordon
Research Associate
San Jose State University Foundation
Assistant Manager,
Planetary Data System Planetary Rings Node
NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Michael Kaufman
Astronomy Professor/Project Scientist
San Jose State University
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Dr. Dave Koch
Astrophysicist
NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Jack J. Lissauer
Space Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
   
Biology:
Nathalie A. Cabrol
Principal Investigator
NASA Ames Research Center
SETI Institute
Dr. Julie Huber
Research Associate
Marine Biological Laboratory
NASA Astrobiology Institute
   
Dr. Karen Junge
Research Associate
University of Washington
NASA Astrobiology Institute
 
   
Design A Planet:
Dr. John Armstrong
Planetary Scientist
Weber State University
Dr. Vikki Meadows
Lead Scientist
California Institute of Technology
   
Dr. Jim Kasting
Planetary Scientist
Penn State University
Dr. Norm Sleep
Geophysics Professor
Stanford University
   
Dr. Janet Siefert
Molecular Evolutionist
Rice University
Dr. Nancy Kiang
Terrestrial Biometeorologist/Biochemist
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
   
Geology:
Nathalie A. Cabrol
Principal Investigator
NASA Ames Research Center
SETI Institute
Christopher DiLeonardo, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Oceanography
Foothill College
   
Dr. Mary Urquhart
National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate
NASA Ames Research Center
Anna K. Hilting
Graduate Student
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State
University
   
Linda M. Khandro, MAT
Center for Astrobiology & Early Evolution
University of Washington
Michael Purucker, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Geodynamics
Geophysics and Space Geodesy Program
NASA Goddard Space
Flight Center
   
Dr. Jen Heldmann
Planetary Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
 
   
Atmospheric Science:
Anthony Colaprete
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
Jadwiga "Yaga" Beres
Researcher/Atmospheric Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research
   
Sadredin "Dean" Moosavi
Earth Systems Scientist
Minnesota State University
 
   
Occupations:
Camilla Perez
Personnel Management Specialist,
Human Resources Division
NASA Ames Research Center
 

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Educational Advisors:
   
Dr. Karen E. Reynolds
Teacher Education
San Jose State University
Randy Hollenkamp
8th grade Science Teacher
LeyVa Middle School
   
Patti Ruzek
5th grade teacher
Nancy Stubbs
Girl Power After-School Program
Rancho Del Rey Middle School
   
Coral Clark
Grade 4-8 Science Resource Teacher
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Melissa Oxenham
5th grade teacher
Montgomery Elementary
   
Janice Stone
4th grade teacher
Duvenick Elementary
Caryn Hoffman
Girl Power After-School Program
Rancho Del Rey Mid
dle School
   
Paul Osuna
Science Teacher
Rancho Del Rey Middle School
Mike Wendling
Grade 6-8 Teacher
Canyon School

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Pilot Test Reviewers:
   
Gerry Adams
Ramstein American Middle School
Sara Deboy
McKinley Elementary School
   
Linda Flynn
Nellie K. Parker School
Judy Francis
Roosevelt Middle School
   
Terry Herman
Morrison Elementary
Cynthia Ice
Crandon Middle School
   
Tyna Johnson
David E. Norman Elementar
y
Cindy Kilmer
Discovery Elementary
   
Jennifer Lynch
Jackson Middle School
Dana Mafit
Roosevelt Middle School
   
Denise Miller
North Middle School
Julie Miller
California Trail Junior High
   
Dorothy Ponte
Woodbridge Middle School
Deirdre Diaz
Westside Elementary
   
Doug Showell
King Science Center
Judy Morran
Ellettsville Elementary
   
Karen Allen
Castro Hill School
Terrie Wagner
Cottage Lake Elementary
   
Sally Youngblood
Johnson Middle School
Sharon Barker-Tubbs
School by the Sea
   
Deborah Colarusso
Oak Hill Home School
Guytri Still
McNair Magnet School
   
Steve Keelzer
Advanced Learning Center
Kathryn Budd
El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools
   
Julie Walker
Rancho del Rey Middle S
chool
Todd Hindman
Anvil City Science Acade
my
   
Erin Vienneaue Debbie Shoemaker
   
  Delaine Noyer

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Contributors who helped to make this production possible:
   
Sundown Hazen
Multimedia Intern
San José State University
Alisa Rabin-Burton
Print Material Intern
   
Wendy Hoang
Multimedia Intern
San José State University
Elena Kozak
Print Layout Intern
Cañada Colleg
e
(Foothill-DeAnza Internship)
   
Mike Wendling
IISME Program
Deborah Bodony
IISME Program
   
Jennifer Fong
Multimedia Intern
Karen Dodson
NASA Astrobiology Institute

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Special thanks to:
 

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton
Astrophysicist
NASA Ames Research Center

 
Matt Sorgenfrei
Project Manager
Tenth Muse, Inc.
 
Catherine Tsairides
Ames Astrobiology Team Education and Public Outreach Project Director
NASA Ames Research Center
 
Planners Collaborative, Raytheon, and Quantum Services, Inc.
 
NASA Ames Research Center Education Division

 

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