Senior Research Scientist
Amy Pallant currently directs several Earth and environmental science projects focused on Earth systems modeling and the development of uncertainty-infused argumentation. She is leading the High-Adventure Science (HAS) projects and the Geological Models for Explorations of the Dynamic Earth (GEODE). HAS curricula has been used by students in all 50 states and in several countries around the world. She likes the challenge of developing models to help students learn about complex, interacting Earth systems that are too big to see in a lab. Ironically, when Amy first arrived at the Concord Consortium, she worked on several Molecular Workbench projects that were focused on making the microscopic world visible. These problems have similar but not identical challenges. Prior to working at the Concord Consortium she developed curriculum and managed projects at Turnstone Publishing Company, which focused on bringing the work of scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Smithsonian Institution to elementary and middle school students; she also developed curriculum at Education Development Center. Amy holds a Master’s in Science Education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Oberlin College.
View a list of Amy’s publications and presentations.
Q&A with Amy
- Favorite ice cream flavor?
- Ben and Jerry’s Fossil Fuel
- Best adventure you’ve ever had?
- Exploring the geology of Iceland
- Favorite song or piece of music?
- Piece by Piece by Katie Melua