Lynn Tran

MARE Research Specialist (On Leave)

Lynn Tran is an educational researcher committed to helping educators and scientists become better science communicators. She has extensive experience working with educators in science museums with expertise in their professional knowledge, work, and identity. Her work has been presented at professional conferences such as ASTC, ECSITE, NARST, and AERA, and published in peer reviewed journals. She has a B.S. in biology with a concentration in marine biology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in science education from North Carolina State University. She did her postdoctoral work with the Center for Informal Learning and Schools at King’s College London in the UK. Lynn is Center Manager for COSEE California and contributes to the Center’s efforts on the Ocean Literacy Campaign, including having coordinated the development of the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12 and co-edited the NMEA Special Report on the Ocean Literacy Campaign. She teaches, conducts research on learning and teaching, develops teaching materials, and provides professional development through various grant-funded projects. She leads development and national implementation of the Reflecting on Practice program, and co-teaches the Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences course. Lyn is Co-PD of the IMLS 21MP-funded Museum Educators Reflecting on Practice and NSF-funded COSIA Network.

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