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Elizabeth Russel

Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Scientific Communications and Data Specialist

Global Systems Division


I manage the data catalog for Science On a Sphere (SOS) and support current and future SOS installations. For new SOS sites, I conduct training sessions during installation to insure that they understand how to operate and utilize SOS. In addition, I maintain the SOS website and provide documentation for all new datasets and software updates. A new project for me is managing the SOS online presence on Wikipedia, Facebook, and YouTube. I am also the K-12 field trip coordinator for the Earth System Research Laboratory and lead the weekly public tour.


  • B.S. Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

Research Interests

As part of the Science On a Sphere group, we are always trying to better understand the learning impacts of seeing global data on a sphere. Major evaluation projects are underway within the Science On a Sphere community to address this question of learning impacts. We are also trying to explore the reach that Science On a Sphere can have through new technology and social media such as Wikipedia, Google Earth, YouTube, and Facebook.


  • GSD Team Member of the Month August 2008