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Paige Valderrama Graff


Education Specialist, Earth Science & Remote Sensing


Contact Information

Jacobs
paige.v.graff@nasa.gov
Phone: 281.483.4665
Fax: 281-483-1573

ARES Paige Valderrama Graff

Education

DegreeArea of StudySchoolYear
M.A.Multicultural/Bilingual EducationNorthern Arizona University
B.S.EducationIndiana University

Research/Engineering Interests

Paige is a Science Education Specialist with Jacobs Technology Engineering and Science Contract Group (JETS) at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Paige is the Director of the Expedition Earth and Beyond Program, a geosciences student involvement program that promotes student-led research focusing on Earth and/or Earth/planetary comparisons in classrooms grades 5-12 (http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/ares/eeab/). She develops standards-aligned curricular resources, provides professional development for teachers, connects classrooms with science experts, conducts distance learning events, and helps teachers facilitate student-led investigations in the classroom.


Selected Publications

P.V. Graff, W.L. Stefanov, K.J. Willis, S. Runco, (2012) "Bridging The Gap Between Scientists And Classrooms:  Scientist Engagement In The Expedition Earth And Beyond Program", 43rd LPSC.

P.V. Graff, W.L. Stefanov, K.J. Willis, S. Runco, T. McCollum, C. Lindgren, M. Mailhot, M. Baker, (2011)  "A Framework for Successful Research Experiences in the Classroom: Combining the Power of Technology and Mentors", AGU 2011.

P.V. Graff, W.L. Stefanov, K.J. Willis, S. Runco, T. McCollum, M. Baker, C. Lindgren, M. Mailhot, (2011) "Expedition Earth and Beyond:  Engaging Classrooms in Student-Led Researching Using NASA Data, access to scientists, and integrated educational strategies" , 42nd LPSC.

P.V. Graff, W.L. Stefanov, K.J. Willis, S. Runco, T. McCollum, M. Baker, C. Lindgren, M. Mailhot, (2010) "Connecting Teachers and Student with Science Experts:  NASA's Expedition Earth and Beyond Program", AGU 2010.

P.V. Graff, W.L. Stefanov, K.J. Willis, S. Runco, (2009) "EXPEDITION EARTH AND BEYOND:  Using NASA data resources and integrated educational strategies to promote authentic research in the classroom" AGU 2009.