Member Details

Name: Cheri Hamilton
Occupation: K-12 Science Coordinator
Organization: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
Location:
Lawrence, KS
United States

About

Cheri Hamilton is currently the K-12 Education Coordinator for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS). Funded by the National Science Foundation, this science and technology center is located in Lawrence, Kansas at Kansas University, and develops new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. As part of her outreach, Ms. Hamilton developed a hands-on activity program called “Ice, Ice, Baby” which is taught in K-8 classrooms in the Topeka and Kansas City public schools. She presents at teacher workshops and conferences as well. Ms. Hamilton has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Kansas University. Since teaching elementary school, Ms. Hamilton has taught in many informal science programs including EarthWorks, Kansas Starbase, and the Challenger Learning Center.