Melissa J. B. Rogers
Education Coordinator, MADE CLEAR
Melissa J. B. Rogers is the Education Coordinator on the MADE CLEAR project, an NSF-funded project focused on climate change education in Delaware and Maryland. In support of MADE CLEAR, she has designed and facilitated multi-day in-person, blended, and strictly on-line Climate Change Academies for educators in the two states as well as stand-alone one-day workshops and evening webinars on the intersections of climate change and agriculture, the ocean, and computer and physical models. More information about the Academy is available at http://www.madeclear.org/k-12-education/.
She has classroom teaching experience at the high school, community college, and four-year college levels, most recently physics, engineering, and research methods at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked on a variety of educational outreach activities for Case Western Reserve University, NASA, and several Ohio school districts. This work included development of classroom products, facilitation of summer academic programs, and creation and delivery of teacher professional learning workshops including an NSF-funded MSP program and many years on a PD team for the JASON Expeditions. Her educational outreach work started while a Program Scientist at NASA working within the microgravity sciences program. She has BS and MS degrees in Geophysics from Virginia Tech where her focus area was regional earthquake seismology.