2024 Winter Meeting Plenary Speaker
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Sanlyn Buxner is a Senior Research Scientist and Senior Education and Communication Specialist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. She is also an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona where she serves as a director of graduate studies. She serves as the Public Engagement Lead for the SSERVI TREX node and the Director of Broader Impact for the NASA SHIELD DRIVE Science Center. She is an active science education researcher, her research areas include: investigating the impact of research experiences on K-12 teachers and students and undergraduate students; understanding and improving of undergraduate experiences and outcomes in general education and major-level STEM courses; supporting and diversifying graduate students in STEM; supporting K-12 students and teachers in out of school informal education spaces; and understanding the role of supporting community science on empowering communities. She is the co-chair of the AAS Education Committee, recent past Education Officer of the Division for Planetary Sciences, and serves on the Education Executive Committee of the American Geophysical Union. She has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal publications as well as numerous conference papers and presentations, and book chapters, and co-authored and edited several books in astronomy education.