Jackie Bondell

Education and Public Outreach Coordinator
OzGrav (ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery) / Swinburne University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • mentoring
  • sitting on boards or committees
  • providing an expert opinion
  • outreach activities
  • conference presenting
  • opportunities to collaborate

Biography

Jackie Bondell is Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for OzGrav, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, developing educational content for public outreach events and curriculum for school incursion programs, focusing on incorporating innovative technology. She designs curriculum-driven science lessons that effectively incorporate VR into student-centred activities while aligning with curriculum standards. With a passion for promoting STEM to traditionally underrepresented populations, she aspires to reach more female students as well as those in rural and regional areas of Australia. Prior to joining OzGrav, Jackie spent 15 years as a Physics instructor in the US. During her teaching career, she was the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the National Science Teachers Association (US) Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Teaching. She holds a Masters Degree in Astrophysics and is a National (US) Board Certified Teacher of Secondary Physical Science.