Manager for Education & Public Outreach
Mark Richardson is the Manager for Education and Public Outreach for the McDonald Institute at Queen’s University. Mark develops and implements education and outreach programs for the Queen’s and Kingston communities and beyond. Mark runs training programs for graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school and middle school students, as well as professional development opportunities for the broader astroparticle physics community. Mark partners with this community to bring the scientists and the public together so that Canadians everywhere can know and care about the science happening across the Institute. Mark previously had research and education roles at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and Oxford University. Mark completed his PhD in Astrophysics at Arizona State University in 2014. Mark earned a BSc in Honours Astrophysics in 2009 from Saint Mary’s University in his hometown of Halifax.