Next-Generation Scientists: Creating Opportunities for High School Students Through Astronomical Research
What started as an exciting opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of astronomical research became a part of our lives that is now incredibly central to our passions and future careers.
Where do you go to reach thousands of people from all walks of life who would love to find out more about what NASA is doing in the areas of astronomy, planetary science, and manned spaceflight? You might want to spend a week in Austin at SXSW! This year NASA had a large exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive trade show opening the way for lots of engagement with people from all walks of life.
If you've been following my blog, you know I was lucky enough to be part of the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, or NITARP. It was an amazing year and the program wrapped up with a trip to the American Astronomical Society meeting with two of my students in January.