Laurie Provin is the Partnership Services Manager at the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory (ISS NL). In her current position, she is responsible for working with the lab’s Implementation Partners and Commercial Service Providers to enable a broad range of scientific research and technology demonstrations using the unique microgravity environment of the ISS National Laboratory.
Prior to joining CASIS, Laurie worked at Teledyne Brown Engineering as the Manager for Commercial Imaging Partnerships. She was responsible for developing the company’s first commercial imaging partnership program, establishing relationships with NASA, NOAA, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to develop the Earth observation capabilities of Teledyne’s MUSES platform aboard the ISS.
As the Manager for Partner Programs at UAHuntsville’s Center for System Studies, Laurie was responsible for the Center’s communication and partnership development efforts with industry and academia. Before that, she worked as the Strategic Communications Team Lead for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center where she led a team of communication professionals responsible for the Center’s executive and strategic communications. While at NASA, Laurie was a recipient of the NASA Silver Snoopy Award, an award given for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success.
From 2000-2007, Laurie served as the Deputy Director of Sci-Quest, the North Alabama Science Center, Inc. She founded the Center’s educational program model, tripled program revenue, and successfully authored grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Laurie taught 6th grade students for 12 years and remains a teacher at heart.