Paul Dusenbery
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Paul Dusenbery

Executive Director
Space Science Institute
4750 Walnut Street
Suite 205
Boulder CO
80301 USA

Paul Dusenbery received his B.A. in Physics from Whitman College in 1972 and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics in 1975 and 1978, respectively, from the University of New Hampshire specializing in space plasma physics. In September of 1989, he became the Program Director of the Magnetospheric Physics Program at the National Science Foundation. He remained in that position until June of 1991, when he returned to the University of Colorado. In October 1992, he was appointed Executive Director of the Space Science Institute, a nonprofit research and education institute located in Boulder, Colorado. He has been active in a variety of research areas in space physics and have served on many scientific research and education committees. He has led the development of a number of multi-agency supported museum exhibitions including Electric Space, Space Weather Center, MarsQuest, Destination Mars and the recently funded Cosmic Origins. He has also helped to develop innovative workshops for scientists and engineers about how they can become more aware of and knowledgeable about formal and informal education and have contributed to a number of workshops for teachers. He is the chair of the board of directors of the Colorado Science Center, a proposed hands-on science center in the Denver metro area. And lastly, he is the project director on a multi-agency grant to develop innovative education and outreach activities for the National Space Weather Program. This multi-faceted outreach project has produced a mini-exhibit for museums and a Website called the Space Weather Center, space weather brochures and posters, and an event-based high school curriculum called SpaceStorms.

Paul will demonstrate Alien Earths Online. [Demonstration]