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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

How it works

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

Chelen Johnson

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Detecting Brown Dwarfs in Interacting Cataclysmic Binaries: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to determine whether the companion of the remnant star EE Eri (a white dwarf) is in fact a very low-mass object (sometimes called 'failed star') known as a brown dwarf.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Debbie

    [This experience] has made me realize that while I use a lot of inquiry, I don’t always involve my students in the process of developing a testable question.

  • Rutherford

    I will definitely be using the skills and the knowledge that I acquired in the NITARP program in the future for my own and for my future students’ research.

  • Sartore

    Student involvement in authentic research is an idea whose time has come.