About the MSGC Team
Mark B. Moldwin
Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Director
Professor Moldwin’s primary research interests are magnetospheric, ionospheric and heliospheric plasma physics, and pre-college space science education and outreach. He has published a textbook and over 200 articles and essays (including over 170 refereed scientific articles) on these subjects. Dr. Moldwin was a NASA/ASEE Kennedy Space Center Faculty Fellow, a Los Alamos National Laboratory Associated Western Universities Faculty Fellow, and a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visiting Scientist. Professor Moldwin is a National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner and a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar. Prof. Moldwin is or has been the principal or co-investigator of over 75 externally peer-reviewed scientific projects including building the magnetometers to fly on NASA’s Space Technology – 5 satellites, the Air Force DSX mission satellite, and ground-based magnetometerand GPS receiver deployment in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Antarctica. Professor Mark is a co-founder of A2 Motus LLC an education technology company developing devices to enable teachers and students to better understand complex systems through kinesthetic activities.
Debra Warrick, MS, CRA
Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Program Manager
In collaboration with Dr. Moldwin, Debra provides program leadership, analysis and evaluation of program goals for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. In additional to leadership, she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative and financial operations; ensuring financial, reporting and administrative compliance. Debra contributes to the vision and direction of the program; helping identify and manage key competencies and implementing innovative solutions that address a wide variety of customer service and program challenges.
She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington, her Post Baccalaureate in Secondary Education and MS in Historic Preservation, from Eastern Michigan University and most recently, her Certification in Research Administration (CRA).
Prior to joining MSGC Debra spent 6 years as the Program Manager for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Pilot Grant Program and most recently, 4yrs as a Program Manager and Research Administrative Lead for five large, multi-million-dollar center awards.
Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Program Coordinator
With her BA in Graphic Design from Saginaw Valley State University, years of hands on marketing and over 15 years of event experience, Katie brings with her an eye for detail and a mission for broadening the reach of the MSGC. A true entrepreneur she has developed 6 thriving business social media pages while maintaining 2 existing across multiple channels covering a vast area of topics.
Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Administrative Assistant Sr.
Laura Hopkins is the Senior Administrative Assistant for MSGC. In addition to working with the MSGC staff, Laura works as a Senior Administrative Assistant with faculty/students in the Climate and Space Science and Engineering (CLaSP) department and the Michigan Space Institute. She has been employed with the University of Michigan for 32 + years working in/for Printing Services, the Plant Department, the LSA Dean’s Office, the School of Education, and the School of Public Health. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University. Outside the office, Laura can be found reading and spending time with her family and her pet dog Murphy.