Doctor Proctor

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Who is Doctor Proctor?

Dr. Sian Proctor is a geology professor at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a B.S. Environmental Science from Edinboro University, M.S. Geology from Arizona State University, Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education from Arizona State University.

She is currently a featured scientist on the Science Channel show called Strange Evidence. She was also featured in the PBS series Genius by Stephen Hawking. She’s in Episode 2: Are We Alone where she demonstrates how to search for intelligent life in the universe. Sian did her sabbatical work at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute developing their science of disasters curriculum and spent 10 weeks surviving the apocalyptic world of The Colony which aired on the Discovery Channel. She also hit the high seas as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2017 Teacher at Sea and was a 2014 PolarTREC teacher studying climate change research in Barrow, Alaska.

Dr. Proctor has a passion for space exploration and spent this past summer at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum doing astronomy education outreach. She was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program and was the Education Outreach Officer on both a 2-week and a 4-month NASA funded Mars simulation. Dr. Proctor was a 2016 ACEAP Astronomy Ambassador to Chile where she spent time at ALMA, CTIO, and Gemini observatories. She is currently a 2018 NASA Solar System Ambassador and a NASA Space Station Explorers Ambassadors. When Sian isn’t engaged in professional development she can be found hiking 500 miles across Spain, SCUBA diving in Australia, playing ice hockey with friends, or learning to fly.

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