[image-51] As an engineer and project manager at NASA Langley Research Center, Barnes currently works with the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) project in the Office of Education, which is the lead organization for creating innovation and technological strategies for the STEM education and partnerships. They foster development of innovative partnerships with education, industry, and other research organizations to develop NASA’s 21st century workforce and promote STEM education. Barnes received her master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University in 1991, and has worked for the government for over 31 years, with exciting experiences as a co-op with NASA LaRC, and within various Navy organizations during her career as a civil servant.
She has received numerous awards and recognition, both for superior performance as an individual and within her various work groups, including her highest honor, which has been to receive the infamous Collier Trophy, the aerospace industry equivalent of an Oscar. For more information on NICE, please visit http://gcce.larc.nasa.gov/.