Astronomy and Science Fiction writing courses in CCISD's WAVE (GT) program with students grades 6-8. Also tutored writing (short story and profile writing) at St. Thomas the Apostle private school, grade 5. Have done numerous author visits to schools and libraries all over the United States, as well as student and teacher workshops at schools and through museums.
Hands-on with lots of models and activities.
SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Best nonfiction book of 1999 (for Space Station Science, published by Scholastic). American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in the Children's Category, 2004 (for Home on the Moon, published by National Geographic). National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Trade Book 2016 for Welcome to Mars (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin, National Geographic) Featured in International Women in Aviation and Space Museum (Cleveland, Ohio) Mission Control Exhibit
B.S. Physics, UNC-Greensboro; one year grad school Space Physics & Astronomy, Rice University; certified NASA flight controller; 2nd degree black belt, Kuk Sool Won
Marianne Dyson was one of NASA's first female flight controllers, the subject of her Space Shuttle memoir, A Passion for Space. She's a speaker on space topics for adults and children, a technical editor, and science fiction writer. She is best known for her award-winning children’s books about space, including the NSTA 2016 Outstanding Trade Book Welcome to Mars which she coauthored with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic. Visit her website, www.mdyson.com, to invite her to speak or sign up for her free Science Snacks newsletter.