Meet the members of ESR’s outreach team

Susan Howard

Outreach Coordinator, STEM exhibit developer

Susan Howard is a physical oceanographer who has been working at ESR since 1998. Her work focuses on the tides, mixing, and sea ice interactions in the polar regions. She is involved in a variety of educational outreach activities and enjoys sparking kid’s interest in science. She has developed the popular Density and the Oceans STEM exhibit as well as a series of talks on atmospheric and ocean circulation patterns and climate for middle school students.  She continues to look for new ways to be involved in STEM outreach.

Michael Town

ESR-SI Lead & Educator

Michael Town joined ESR as a Research Scientist in 2023. He has a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, and masters in teaching. He has spent some time working in technical fields such as environmental consulting and polar climate research. He loves science and engineering, in particular Physics and Environmental Science. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for, and experiences in, science and engineering with Students.

Julian Schanze

Julian Schanze joined ESR in 2013. His work focuses on combining satellite remote sensing and physical oceanography, in projects involving Aquarius, air-sea fluxes, mixing in the ocean and an in-situ surface salinity analyzer (dubbed the “sea-snake”). He enjoys doing outreach and teaching kids about the ocean.

Scott Springer

Scott Springer joined ESR in 2008. His work focuses on modelling coast regions of Antarctica and learning how to model the effects of ice. In his free time, Scott enjoys hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, cycling, and teaching kids about science.

If you would like to be part of our outreach team, please contact Susan Howard for more information!