Fall 2013 – Education Spotlight
– November 12, 2013
(From Fall 2013 Newsletter)
Summer Learning with the GoMRI Research Consortia
The summer of 2013 was a busy one for the GoMRI Consortia Education and Outreach Teams!
C-MEDS held a successful Summer Outreach Program, where 10 undergraduate students from Tulane and LSU conducted oil spill research, and helped plan a Science Day for a local summer camp. During Science Day campers had an informal discussion with outreach interns about college, science, and the oil spill. They also participated in five age-appropriate scientific experiments in a Tulane research lab.
C-IMAGE worked with the Oceanography Camp for Girls, a program at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. Under the interdisciplinary umbrella of oceanography, the program inspires and motivates young women to consider careers in science disciplines. Activities included a day at sea on a research vessel, career interviews and coastal marine field trips.
The CARTHE team participated in Miami Science Museum’s Integrated Marine Program and College Training (IMPACT) – an Upward Bound program for underprivileged, first-generation, college bound students. The students conduct hands-on drifter experiments in the field, putting into practice what they learned in the classroom.
DEEP-C sponsored an internship program this summer where interns worked one-on-one with scientists in a flexible new program that matched intern applicants with consortium scientists to join ongoing projects. This way the students got experience and the scientists got assistance on current research. Visit the GoMRI website to read more about this program.
CWC held a Mothers and Sons Day in May. They constructed Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and tested them outside. More on this story here.
LOVE THE GULF?
Check out the recent public awareness campaign from DEEP-C! You can download and print your own “Love the Gulf” stickers and posters from their website.