Philip Rosenfield

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.




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Increasing the Retention of Underrepresented Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Pre-Major in Astronomy Program, Staff Member, Curriculum Developer, Academic Mentor

The Pre-Major in Astronomy Program (Pre-MAP) is a research and mentoring program offered by the University of Washington Astronomy Department for first year college students who are underrepresented in STEM fields. Eligible students enroll in the Pre-MAP seminar to learn astronomical research techniques that they apply to research projects, conducted in small groups. Students also receive one-on-one mentoring and peer support for the duration of the academic year and beyond.

Downloads (all pdf): Pre-MAP Overview, Research Mentor Guide, Seminar Curriculum

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation STEM bridge panel and advisory board member (2012)

Becoming a Science Ambassador

Co-founder, Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar, January 2009 – 2013

Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar is a two-part program to increase the quality of science communicators emerging from the University of Washington. The first part assists graduate students in developing their science communication skills with the public, and the second provides opportunities for them to present their research to the public.

Downloads (pdf): Engage Curriculum
AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science and Society University of Washington Liaison (2012-2013)
Co-Director Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (2008–2012)

Increasing Astronomy Participation through Planetarium Experiences

Currently creating a digital mobile plantarium program at the Harvard CfA
Co-founder, University of Washington Mobile Planetarium Project, March 2012 – 2013
University of Washington Planetarium Coordinator, September 2008 – September 2009
Certified Software Carpentry Instructor