Education Program Associate
Morgan Woroner, Education Program Associate, joined the IGES team in 2009. Her work is focused on social media strategies and communications, as well as logistics, for the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Forums. Ms. Woroner supports efforts to communicate science education information, resources, and events to the general public, via a number of outlets, including social media venues, online newsletters, and creating relationships with teachers in online forums. Projects include management of the NASA Wavelength social media efforts, social media planning and implementation of the upcoming NASA Earth Science Week initiative, as well as participating in ongoing initiatives to better the use of communication resources and social media by scientists. In addition, Ms. Woroner also provides logistical support to events within the NASA SMD E/PO Forums, including event planning and implementation of the quarterly NASA SMD Product Review, a scientist and educator peer-review process of educational products created through NASA SMD funding.
Previously, Ms. Woroner supported the Earth Systems Science Education Alliance program, funded jointly by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. Projects included event planning, travel and budget management, online communications, and general logistical support. In addition to her work at IGES, Ms. Woroner has a background in marketing and communications, and an interest in design. With a B.A. in art history from Washington University in St. Louis, and experience performing research for exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Museum and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Ms. Woroner is dedicated to not only improving science education and communication, but is interested in programs that find innovative ways to combine science and the arts, such as the annual IGES Environmental Art Contest.