Rae Ostman

Assoc Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Associate Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Associate Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603

Biography

Rae Ostman is associate research professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, co-director of the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning, and director of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Ostman has broad experience planning, developing, implementing, and studying museum exhibits, programs, media, and other learning experiences in partnership with diverse organizations. Major projects include a $15M collaboration with NASA and museums and universities across the United States to engage the public in learning about Earth and space science. She has worked at Acoustiguide, Cornell Botanic Gardens, the Exploratorium, Museum of the Moving Image, the Royal Ontario Museum, Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Sciencenter.

Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropological Archaeology, New York University 2002
  • M.A. Anthropological Archaeology, New York University 1997
  • B.A. Cultural Analysis of Arts, Cornell University 1994

Research Interests

STEM learning in informal settings

Research Group

Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning

Research Activity