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Elizabeth Joyner (Contractor)

Title: Senior Outreach Coordinator
Technical Focus Area: Education & Public Outreach
Project: My NASA Data
Study Topics: Earth Systems Science education, curriculum development, teacher professional development, student engagement, Earth data visualization, data literacy


Elizabeth Joyner joined the Science Directorate Education Team in 2017 to work with the My NASA Data program as an education specialist. As a highly qualified teacher, Elizabeth taught for over 10 years in both public and private school, as well as worked in informal settings such as Virginia Space Grant Consortium, SC Space Grant, SC Sea Grant Consortium, NOAA/NSF’s Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, and the American Geosciences Institute.

Virtual Presentations:


  • 2020 NASA Group Achievement Award

  • My NASA Data Visualization Tools 2016 Innovation in Education Award, awarded by Virginia Association of Independent Schools

  • NASA Robert H. Goddard Award for Exceptional Achievement in Outreach SC Space Grant Consortium Pre-service Teacher Scholarship, 2015

Professional Memberships:

  • National Science Teacher Association
  • Virginia Science Teacher Association


Elizabeth received bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Geology and Religious Studies, as well as earned a M.A.T. in Elementary and Middle School Science, and a M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics.

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