Rose Grymes, Ph.D.
Rose joined the Library Foundation in 2011, focusing on:
- S3 (Super Science Searches) Committee
- Exploring Uses of Technology in the Library Committee
Rose is particularly interested in developing projects addressing the enhancement of library services, community engagement, and user satisfaction through the adoption and dissemination of digital resources and technologies. With a background in scientific research and experience of both academic (K-14) and public science communication, she also contributes as a consultant to the CLF’s Super Science Searches effort. This project brings the power of the databases accessible through the Cupertino Library to students in the classroom, facilitated by the active involvement of classroom teachers.
Rose also holds an appointment on the Cupertino Library Commission (2011-2015), through which she meets periodically with directing leadership of the City of Cupertino, the Cupertino Library and the Santa Clara County Libraries. She also interacts with representatives of other local library commissions, foundations, and “Friends of the Library” groups, and belongs to the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners and the California Library Association.
Rose has been a federal civil servant at NASA Ames Research Center since 1991. After developing Ames’ Cell Biology laboratory facilities, Rose undertook the direction of NASA’s agency-wide outreach activities in Life and Biomedical Sciences. Recruited to the newly forming NASA Astrobiology Institute in 1997, she developed the infrastructure and collaborative models of the Institute, becoming its Executive Director. In addition to managing the various national aspects of the NAI’s research, training, and outreach activities, she created and led the NAI’s International Partners program, established the first international network of astrobiology organizations, and was named, in 2011, the first elected Honorary Lifetime Member of the Astrobiology Society.
In 2006, she became the first Director of the Advanced Studies Laboratories, a novel partnership between two science and engineering powerhouses, one federal (NASA Ames) and one state-based (UC Santa Cruz). For her entrepreneurial accomplishments and the initiation of innovative science projects, NASA awarded her the agency’s Outstanding Leadership Medal. On “loan”from NASA to the University of Arizona as Associate Director of the Institute on Science for Global Policy, she produced that organization’s study plan for Energy Sustainability. Rose now concentrates on sustainability initiatives in her work at NASA Ames, and was awarded the 2011 Ames Honor Award for Environment and Sustainability by her peers.
Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine
B.S., Bacteriology/Virology, UC Davis