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Cynthia Connolly

 Cynthia Connolly
Manager, Education Outreach
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
575-835-5264
(575) 835-6333 fax

As the Education Outreach Manager at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, I work with students, teachers, staff, and administrators, to promote NMBGMR services, information, teacher training, and K- 12 outreach. I help Mineral Museum Curator Kelsey McNamara guide groups through the Mineral Museum, provide classroom demonstrations, coordinate the yearly Rockin’ Around New Mexico Geology class, and edit the Lite Geology publication. In addition to these responsibilities, I contribute to the Bureau website, social media, and am a member of the Bureau Publications Committee.

Education

  • Masters in Science Teaching, 2004, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro NM
  • Bachelor of Basic Sciences and New Mexico Teaching Certification, 2001, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2001, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Professional Experience

  • Manager, Education Outreach, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources: 2017 to present
  • Science Teacher/ Interact Club Sponsor: Socorro High School: 2014-2017, Science Teacher /Science Olympiad Coach: 2001-2004
  • Education Business Owner, Mountain Spring Education: 2008-2014
  • Science Teacher/ Outdoor Adventure Club Sponsor, Alamo Navajo Community School: 2005-2007

Projects

  • Manager, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Education and Outreach
  • Editor, Lite Geology
  • Workshop Cooridinator, Rockin' Around New Mexico/ FEMA Seismic Sleuths
  • Member, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Publishing Committee