Cierra Atkinson

Teaching Specialist

catkinson5@wisc.edu

(608) 262-1137

1209 Chamberlin Hall

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As a Physics Outreach Specialist, Cierra works with the outreach team to support existing outreach programs and to develop new physics experiences for the community. She is particularly interested in ensuring that outreach programs present scientific information in a way that is accessible to a wide range of students, regardless of their prior experiences in science. She believes this is best accomplished by encouraging student interaction, connecting to student prior knowledge, and drawing on student interests. Cierra previously taught high school physics. She has an M.A. in science education from Stanford University and an M.S. in geotechnical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.