University of Alaska Fairbanks Team Biographies
Laura Carsten Conner, Research Team, C0-Investigator
Laura Carsten Conner is a Research Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She studies science learning in formal and informal learning settings, with a special interest in science identity, gender issues. For the permafrost project, she works with postdoctoral researcher Suzanne Perin to investigate the meaning and value of real objects in various learning settings.
Margaret Cysewski, Outreach Team
Margaret Cysewski is born and raised in Alaska. She is studying permafrost for her interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her dissertation is why permafrost in Alaska is important. She has education experience with a fellowship to co-teach at a Fairbanks' high school, teaching for summer camps, a certificate in Science Teaching and Outreach, and education courses. Margaret's role in the project is making Alaska's traveling displays, creation of the website, running the social media, an permafrost expert, and an educator.