Museum Educator: Primarily with the Space Portal Odyssey Capsule (SPOC) Portable Planetarium Program.
Internship with the National High Magnetic Field Lab, Pulsed Field Facility
Updated communication materials and community outreach programs.
Teaching assistant for Professor Luke Story, second level English courses.
Summer Internship with the Bradbury Science Museum
Conducted environmental conservation analysis, COVES surveying, participated in museum programs and events.
Teacher assistant and lab instructor for the Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program – 8th grade introduction to physics course.
Introductory physics demonstrations for families and elementary students for special events and school visits.
Assisted faculty and staff, prepared labs, maintained lab space and repaired lab equipment.
Family Science Night Educator for the weekly evening programs, where parents and teachers bring children to explore and learn for a couple of hours.
Last day of operation for the former Dallas Science Place, and Fair Park Planetarium.
The Dallas Museum of Nature and Science as part of expansion plans begins transitioning into the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. I would begin my own transitioning from fixed dome planetarium work to the new portable planetarium systems.
As a Museum Educator, taught and assisted with school programs, Portable Universe-Planetarium, Super Hero Science, Electric Theater, Fire and Ice and others. Worked with Public Programs for special events and in gallery exhibitions.
Planetarium – Presented star shows to the public/school groups and operated and maintained equipment, including troubleshooting.
IMAX – As house staff, assisted projectionist, managed lighting, and escorted patrons.
Exhibits – Presented content for traveling and permanent displays to museum patrons. Guests included the public, school groups, museum benefactors.
My First Museum Position!
Aided in camp programs, theater showings and science demonstrations. The Museum’s high school volunteer program Discovery Corp had started in 2008. I would donate 300+ hours to the museum over the course of 2 summers.