Lynne is a curriculum developer at CIRES who co-leads the education and outreach efforts for the 2019-2020 MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition and also serves as the education and evaluation specialist for the QGreenland project. With a background in geology and marine sciences, Lynne is driven by a desire to make people—especially kids—excited, enthralled, and engaged by science. Lynne has taught a variety of high school and college-level science courses, including physics, chemistry, geology, oceanography, and environmental sciences. She has also designed environmental literacy curricula for middle and high school classrooms and engaged in inclusive design research exploring ways to make STEM educational technology more accessible to students with special learning needs. Lynne has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For her graduate work, Lynne utilized Geographic Information Systems (GIS), modeling, and field work to better understand changes along the California and North Slope of Alaska coastlines.
Curriculum Developer, Education & Outreach, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 2019-present
Inclusive Design Researcher, PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 2018-2019
Adjunct Faculty in Geology, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, Spring 2018
Curriculum Developer, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, 2015-2018
Faculty in Science, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA, 2013-2015
High School A.P. Physics and Chemistry Teacher, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, CA, 2012-2013
Moon, T., Fisher, M., Stafford, T. and Harden, L. (2020) QGreenland: Enabling Science through GIS, 2020 EarthCube Annual Meeting, 18 June 2020.
Harden, L. and Moore, E. (2019) Co-adapting a Design Thinking Activity to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities: Insights and Lessons Learned, IDC ’19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 464-469.
Harden, L. and Moore, E. (2019) Using Alternate Modes of Expression to Support Students with Writing Disabilities: A Notable Example in a Participatory Design Thinking Activity, 2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference, Boise, ID, USA, 12-15 June 2019.
Tomlinson, B. J., Kaini, P., Harden, E. L., Walker, B. N., and Moore, E. B. (2019) Design and Evaluation of a Multimodal Physics Simulation, Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Technology & Persons With Disabilities Conference (CSUN2019), 438-440.
Harden, L. et al. (2016) Empowering Youth to Think and Act Critically About Complex Climate Issues, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12-16 December 2016, Abstracts with Programs.
Harden, L. et al. (2016) Habitat Earth in the Classroom: Using Data Visualizations for Environmental Literacy, International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Denver, CO, USA 26-29 June, 2016, Abstracts with Programs.
Gibbs, Ann E., E. Lynne Harden, Bruce M. Richmond, and Erikson, Li H. (2011) Regional Shoreline Change and Coastal Erosion Hazards in Arctic Alaska, American Society of Civil Engineers Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011 Conference Proceedings, 258-272.
Brown, V., J. Gutknecht, L. Harden, C. Harrison, D. Hively, C. Jørgensen, T. Levi, B. Pflugeisen, P. Rovengno, Y. Wang, J. Wiedenmann and M. Mangel, (2010) Understanding And Engaging Values In Policy Relevant Science, Bulletin Of The British Ecological Society 41:48-56.