Seed Grant Awardees

The NASA SMD Community of Practice for Education (NASA SCoPE) is funded to cultivate a community of practice between NASA science and engineering experts, early career scientists and the NASA Science Activation. This community is a collaborative effort to communicate NASA science through the creation of inspiring educational materials that are effective, scientifically authentic, and broaden participation of historically marginalized communities.

We strive to support the community of practice established by NASA SCoPE by lowering barriers of engagement for NASA science and engineering experts (early to established). We do this through funded opportunities to collaborate with the NASA Science Activation Teams, training opportunities for communications skill building, and an AGU-SciAct affiliate program for early career scientists.

Meet the awardees

2022 Awardees

2022 Awardees

Allison Cusick


Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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Rhiannon Mayne, PhD


Texas Christian University

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Veselin Kostov, PhD

Planet Patrol PI

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The impact

In the inaugural year for the project, the following demonstrates reach and outcomes for the NASA SCoPE project.

Map with pins indicating location of scientists

NASA SCoPE scientists

Map with pins indicating location of scientists that have opted in to join the NASA SCoPE effort. Individual pins indicate career stage.

SciAct collaborations

21 SciAct teams have collaborated with the SCoPE project during 2021. Teams have engaged with the SCoPE team to offer help in developing the survey, establish infrastructure, and seek connection with scientists.

NASA SCoPE Sponsorship

The material contained in this presentation is based upon work supported by NASA under grant award No. NNH20ZDA001N. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.