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Communications, Education & Outreach at IPAC

The IPAC Communications and Education (ICE) team - provides comprehensive Workforce, Education, Public Outreach and Communications (WEPOC) planning, programming and execution for science missions and projects.

The IPAC Communications and Education (ICE) team provides strategic planning, development and programming in public outreach, formal and informal education programs, science visualization, graphic design, media relations, strategic and crisis communications, video, animation, website and applications development, strategic planning and execution of workforce pipeline development and more.

The IPAC Communications and Education team has worked in a variety of environments and at a range of levels of effort, from supporting the full range of Workforce, Education, Public Outreach and Communications (WEPOC) planning, development, execution and development for large projects like the Spitzer Space Telescope and TMT, to specialized and one-time activities like press release imagery and multimedia for LIGO, Kepler and NuSTAR, or websites for LIGO and OST.

ICE is a partner in NASA's Universe of Learning: a program that connects the science, technology, subject matter experts (SMEs), and adventure of NASA Astrophysics with STEM concepts, education standards, and 21st century skills central to science understanding and literacy.

To learn more about how IPAC Communications and Education (ICE) may be able to support science projects, contact info@ipac.caltech.edu.

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