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I've been involved in many professional development activities and this is by far the best one I've ever done

Chelen Johnson

Independent Research 2014

Independent Research 2014

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2014, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

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    I didn't anticipate meeting engineers and graphic artists [at the AAS].

  • John

    We had a staff meeting this morning and the kids presented our research and shared our experiences to the entire staff. They did an outstanding job and many of our teachers have commented to me how impressed they were by what they did. One of our teachers (and MIT grad) asked a couple of good questions and commented afterward to me he was impressed that they could explain the answer (noting that they were not just number crunching).

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    Everything [at the 2013 AAS] was new. The interesting piece was attending a press briefing and then comparing that to the scientist version.