As part of the NASA Learning Technologies group at GSFC, Dr. Delaney designs science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content for the DLN.
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Dr. Marcianna Delaney is a biological oceanographer who has had extensive research experience in both laboratory and field environments. Five years ago she looked from the oceans to the sky to become a science educator within NASA Education. As part of the NASA Learning Technologies group at GSFC, she currently serves as the GSFC Digital Learning Network Team (DLN) Lead, in which she designs science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content for the DLN, actively teaches to students and teachers across the United States, as well as establishes partnerships across the agency for additional STEM collaboration on projects for e-Education. Dr. Delaney is also co-manager of NASA’s e-Education Product Showcase, a monthly DLN/webcast series featuring approved NASA Education products across all the Directorates. She recently concluded managing the NASA Exploring Space Challenges, an agency-wide project for K-12 academic, STEM-related competitions. She also has a great deal of experience with teacher professional development. Most recently noted, is the effort Dr. Delaney made on behalf of NASA Education in its relationship with Disney/Pixar. It was Dr. Delaney who secured the WALL•E partnership in the Space Act Agreement for the NASA DLN.