Dr. JA Grier

Senior Scientist and Senior Education and Communication Specialist

Currently resides in MD

Targets of Interest: Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta

Disciplines/Techniques: Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Geology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer Grier is a Senior Scientist and Education Specialist who works remotely from her base in Columbia, MD. Her research interests and areas of expertise include: analysis of multispectral images of terrestrial planets and asteroids, thermal impact crater formation and morphology, and chronologies of impact events and solid surfaces through examination of remote sensing and isotopic age data. Dr. Grier has broad interests in science education and public outreach. These interests include: scientist engagement in E/PO, the development of critical thinking skills, and imparting an understanding of our context within the Solar System and larger universe. Some of her specific education work has included: working with school systems to develop science curricula, partnering with science museums to vet exhibit content, offering professional development workshops to teachers and Girl Scout leaders, and teaching classes at the university level.