About Us

Data Puzzles is a project of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education & Outreach group at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Data Puzzle team is made up of science curriculum developers, educational researchers, and pedagogical experts at CIRES and the CU Boulder School of Education and Institute of Cognitive Science. 
 

Meet Our Team

 

Jon Griffith is an education and outreach associate and curriculum designer at CIRES. Jon is a geologist and a former middle school life and physical science teacher with expertise in Model-Based Inquiry instructional design and phenomenon-based learning. 

Lynne Harden is an education and outreach associate and curriculum designer at CIRES. A coastal geologist by training, Lynne has taught science at both the high school and college levels, designed K-12 science curricula, and conducted educational research around accessible STEM technology. 

Katya Schloesser is an education and outreach associate and curriculum designer at CIRES who leads the Hazard Education Awareness & Resilience Task Force (HEART Force) project. Katya is an alpine hydrologist and former middle school earth science teacher.

Anne Gold is the education and outreach director for CIRES. A climate scientist by training, Anne now focuses on science education for educators, students and the general public around climate, water, polar regions and general geoscience education.

Melissa Braaten is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education who co-developed the Ambitious Science Teaching framework. Melissa's research aims to understand more about how teachers learn to teach science.

Kerri Wingert is a researcher in the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and Institute of Cognitive Science. Kerri serves as a curriculum designer, professional development provider, and classroom culture specialist on the CU Boulder InquiryHub team.
 

Contact Us: Datapuzzles@colorado.edu
 

We are grateful to the U.S. National Science Foundation for making Data Puzzles possible. This work is funded under NSF award numbers AGS 1554659 and OPP 1839104. Additional support for this project is provided by the CU Boulder Outreach Awards Committee.

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