Dr. Carol Christian, HST Outreach Project Scientist and 3D Astronomy@STScI Team Lead
Profile Description:Dr. Carol Christian is an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. Her position as the Hubble Space Telescope Outreach Project Scientist is to ensure that accurate scientific information is distributed through STScI's products for the media, educators and the general public. She has held diverse positions at STScI, and served as a Science and Technology Policy Advisor at the US Department of State, for 3 years, promoting pervasive use of Geographic Information Systems and satellite remote sensing data to Department bureaus and posts.
She has invented and teamed on a number of education and outreach programs and currently is the lead of 3D Astronomy, a project bringing Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope data, as well as data from other sources as well as relevant information to visually impaired individuals through the use of 3D prints. This project also is aimed at stimulating student interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Technology) and career opportunities in STEM fields.