Published: January 15, 2012
Ms. Piper has rejoined NITARP as a mentor teacher this year, and has just started with her new team. She also brought several students with her to the AAS to present their poster on an asteroid light curve.
AAS 2012 was my third trip to a convention and it was a marathon event. I had a lot more commitments/connections this go-round which made the experience richer. I knew the lay of the land and was able to target areas I wanted to cover. I was also better able to help some of the newbies and my students find their way. My confidence level speaking to this vast assortment of Astronomy professionals has risen significantly and this translates directly to my ability to convey what I have learned and experienced to not only my students but other teachers and my community.
Peggy was also very busy at the AAS helping to also represent SOFIA. There was a press release from the SOFIA folks about her at the AAS. Way to go, Peggy! Here is an article from her school on the AAS.