Education and Outreach With emphasis on EPO GMs

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Education and Outreach (With emphasis on E/PO GMs and GBOs) Engineering Peer Review Oct.

Education and Outreach (With emphasis on E/PO GMs and GBOs) Engineering Peer Review Oct. 17, 2003 Nahide Craig Laura Peticolas Engineering Review E/PO-1 UCB 10/17/2003

E/PO Overview Science Center and ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers) Lawrence Hall

E/PO Overview Science Center and ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers) Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) GEMS Teacher Training Update Northern Lights Planetarium Show: Distributed > 100 sites UCB/SSL, UCLA, IMAGE, FAST and 10 NASA Space Grant Consortia E/PO site and their affiliates (> 113 sites) SACNAS Partnership (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans) National Teacher Professional Workshops Cornerstone Evaluation Associates Designs THEMIS-E/PO evaluation effort Provides both formative and summative evaluation Engineering Review E/PO-2 Formal Informal UCB 10/17/2003 Coordination and Dissemination

E/PO Overview E/PO with a close Science and Engineering Connection 10 Northern Latitude States

E/PO Overview E/PO with a close Science and Engineering Connection 10 Northern Latitude States Space Science Consortia Ground Based Magnetometer School Sites Astronomy Café- Formal Education Partner UCB SEGway Program Develops SEC Theme educational materials Oversees the GEONS Project Distributes through established museum partners Chicano and Native-American Teachers - Tribal Colleges for Magnetometer Sites Engineering Review E/PO-3 Formal Informal UCB 10/17/2003 Coordination and Dissemination

Formal Education Programs Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS) UNIQUE opportunity for THEMIS

Formal Education Programs Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS) UNIQUE opportunity for THEMIS to entice students about NASA SEC The network of the 10 teachers, students, at E/PO magnetometer sites together with other students who participate using the web and monitoring the magnetic activity is called the Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS). Schools will be selected by state-wide competition and will have the following selection criteria: – Commitment of schools – acceptance of the program by the administration – Longitudinal spread in each 10 states provide wide geographic coverage – Local infrastructure- Electric Power, Internet Connection, – Potential for reaching large community of students/teachers – Site’s potential for discoveries – away from highways, large trucks, rural sites UCLA provides technical users manuals along with GMAG unit – Will install 5 Magnetometers in Summer ’ 04 and 5 in Summer ’ 05 – Will provide ground data processing, data access, and archiving procedures Engineering Review E/PO-4 Formal Informal UCB 10/17/2003 Coordination and Dissemination

Formal Education Programs Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS) • Astronomy Café –

Formal Education Programs Geomagnetic Event Observation Network by Students (GEONS) • Astronomy Café – rewrites the users manual for school usage – develops guides/materials aligned with NSES – leverages IMAGE’s Mag. Net with existing school networks – participates in the GEONS teacher workshops • Student Observation Network (S. O. N. ) of NASA would like to include our program. – The S. O. N program guides students through tracking solar storms from start to finish. – They need GM and GBO data!! • Additional GBOs to E/PO sites Engineering Review ( cont. . ) E/PO-5 Formal Informal UCB 10/17/2003 Coordination and Dissemination

Alaska GBO-E/PO sites • We have four GBO sites in Alaska containing an all-sky

Alaska GBO-E/PO sites • We have four GBO sites in Alaska containing an all-sky camera, a magnetometer, and a computer. • We plan to have teachers as Kiana Fort Yukon custodians for the red-star 65 mlat locations (Kiana, Mc. Grath and Gakona). 60 mlat Gakona • The Fort Yukon custodian is the person who helps the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Engineering Review E/PO-6 UCB 10/17/2003

AK Teacher involvement • Teachers will act as custodians for three out of four

AK Teacher involvement • Teachers will act as custodians for three out of four of the AK GBO sites • Part of the contract of these teachers will include bringing them down to take part in our E/PO GEONS professional development workshops • AK teachers will be part of both the GBO science team and the E/PO GEONS team. Engineering Review E/PO-7 UCB 10/17/2003

AK GBO-E/PO logistics • In Kiana, we have already found a teacher who will

AK GBO-E/PO logistics • In Kiana, we have already found a teacher who will act as a custodian to a GBO-E/PO site: Glenn Miller. • All four sites have power for an electrical connection and they all have phone access. • In Gakona and Mc. Grath, we are still checking to see if there are existing structures, custodians (teachers), and internet links. Engineering Review E/PO-8 UCB 10/17/2003

The organizational structure of the E/PO effort THEMIS PI UCB E/PO Lead INFORMAL EDUCATION

The organizational structure of the E/PO effort THEMIS PI UCB E/PO Lead INFORMAL EDUCATION Cornerstone EVALUATION DISSEMINATION SGC outreach NEW GEMS SITE Teacher Professional Development Workshops, Local, National SACNAS UCLA GBO installation, User Manual LHS, UCB SEGway Museum Partnerships GEONS – Astronomy Cafe AK, OR, NV, N D, SD, WI, MI, PA–Selection of School Sites Space Grant Consortia Engineering Review Northern Lights – THEMIS ( update ) Planet. Show IMAGE, FAST, and SECEF E/PO Leverage Partners to Cornerstone E/PO web site S DISTRIBUTION / ASTC Dissemination through SGC and SACNAS UCB 10/17/2003 E/PO-9 Formal Leveraging from SECEF, Other OSS support networks Informal Coordination and Dissemination

Summary and Conclusion THEMIS E/PO • Builds on successful efforts of reliable E/PO Heritage

Summary and Conclusion THEMIS E/PO • Builds on successful efforts of reliable E/PO Heritage • Secures strong, capable and experienced partnerships • Uses awesome ‘aurora’ data • Reaches underserved communities with technology tools • Has well-evaluated program AND Promises to excite and inspire both educators and broad audiences, motivates the next generation of scientists and engineers. Engineering Review E/PO-10 Formal Informal UCB 10/17/2003 Coordination and Dissemination