Lynn Cominsky, Ph.D.
Background: Lynn Cominsky is the chair of the Physics and Astronomy department at Sonoma State University. She also directs SSU's Education and Public Outreach group, which develops innovative educational materials to inspire students in grades 5-14 to pursue STEM careers, to train teachers nationwide to use these materials in the classroom, and to enhance science literacy for the general public.
Question 2: Share an opinion you have on a topical science-related issue—preferably one not associated with your own field.
Answer: I think that global climate change is the most important issue of our time. We need to do a much better job of communicating this to the public, as many citizens still do not believe that humans had anything to do with the increased levels of greenhouse gases that are causing the problem.
Question 3: Tell us about a hobby or passion outside of work.
Answer: I live on the Little H-bar Ranch with many animals, including three big horses, two miniature horses, two pygmy goats, one dog, three cats, five chickens and a pheasant. When I am not riding horses, I like to go to the Black Rock Desert with the AeroPac rocket club to launch high-powered rockets.