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Rae Ostman

Rae Ostman

Associate Research Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Rae.Ostman@asu.edu

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Titles

  • Associate Research Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Biography

Rae Ostman oversees the informal learning program in the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS). She is faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and the Human & Social Dimensions of Science & Technology program. She has a PhD in anthropology from New York University.

Ostman has broad experience planning, developing, and implementing museum exhibits, programs, media, and other learning experiences in partnership with diverse organizations. In addition to her appointment at ASU, she is director of special projects in the science learning division at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Major projects include the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), a $40M initiative funded by NSF to create a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to engaging the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.