Alison Cawood

Alison Cawood

Director of Public Engagement

647 Contees Wharf Road

Edgewater, MD 21037

Phone: 443-482-2271
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Research Disciplines: Citizen Science | Ecology | Education

Research Interests

Community engagement in science, STEM learning, science identity, project management

Educational Background

Dr. Alison Cawood earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, where she was a National Science Foundation GK-12 Teaching Fellow. She earned a B.S. in Marine Biology and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the College of Charleston.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Alison Cawood is the Citizen Science Coordinator at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). She joined SERC in 2014 to develop and coordinate its citizen science programs. Dr. Cawood works with researchers, interns, educators, volunteers, and students to actively involve non-professional scientists in original scientific research. She works on a wide variety of projects with topics ranging from archaeology to. Prior to working at SERC, Alison worked as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego and as an instructor with Reality Changers, an educational non-profit that provides mentoring and tutoring for first-generation college students.

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