Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, Illinois
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Ms. Linhan was a member of a 2010 NITARP team.
Ms. Linahan continues to work on astronomy research projects with her students. She relayed this awesome article about her former student Elizabeth Guiterrez and her astronomy career. Elizabeth presented her own research at the AAS in January 2016.
Ms. Linahan and her team got a nice write up on her school's website.
The SOFIA program announced their 2014 Airborne Ambassadors! Congratulations to NITARP alums Babs Sepulveda, Marcella Linahan, Lynne Zielinski, and Theresa Roelofsen Moody for being selected.
Two of Ms. Linahan's students, Liz Gutierrez and Megan Fox, won awards for their astropoetry from Astronomers Without Borders. More information.
Four of Ms. Linahan's students presented their research experiences in searching for young stellar objects in L1688 using Spitzer Archival data to about 30 physics teachers. These teachers were part of Physics Northwest (AAPT affiliate), an organization dedicated to sharing ideas in the teaching of physics in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL.
Ms. Curtis and Ms. Linahan both had students selected for the online distance learning portion of the Women in Stem High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) Project. If the students do well, it culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Summer 2013.
Ms. Linhan has been working on her own with four students to continue the sort of analysis she did with her team in NITARP 2011. She raised money to bring four students and a poster to the AAS in Long Beach in January 2013. Way to go!
We are officially announcing our 2011 class! Here they all are.
I think the best thing about the trip was working with an actual research scientist (Luisa Rebull) at the Spitzer Science Center. This is a unique opportunity that not very many teachers and high school students get.