The Cool Science pilot study was a collaborative effort between the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Boston's Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences. The Cool Science team brings an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenge of improving public understanding of climate change science. Cool Science aims to engage students, teachers, parents, and the general public with the science of climate change.
- Jill Lohmeier is an associate professor of psychology and research methods at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s College of Education. Jill is a recognized expert in cognitive psychology and research design. Both these areas are important to the success of the Cool Science project.
- Robert Chen is a professor of oceanography at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Bob is an accomplished scientist with significant experience in the public’s understanding of climate science. Bob’s interest in informal science learning coupled with his extensive scientific research accomplishments makes him an ideal partner on the Cool Science project.
- Stephen Mishol is an associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is an accomplished artist and brings a wealth of knowledge about the aesthetic review process, content messages, images, and visual literacy, both conceptually and formally. His expertise is important to the success of the Cool Science project.
- Shanna Rose Thompson is the Center for Program Evaluation Manager and an adjunct professor. She also serves as the project manager for Cool Science. Shanna has a background in education, art and psychology which has been very helpful to the Cool Science team.