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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

LADDT/Gorjian

LADDT/Gorjian

The Luminosity, Accretion Disk, and Dust Team (LADDT) : combining UV, optical, and near infrared data for active galactic nuclei to look for a relation between the color of their accretion disks, the emission from their dust and their luminosity.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Paulsen

    I found it most interesting to see the scientific process in action. Scientists were questioning scientists, sometimes fairly aggressively.

  • Paulsen

    I was much more comfortable approaching people presenting their posters. Last year I felt like I was in way over my head. This year I felt like I fit in just fine, I knew so much more and had the confidence to speak freely about what I didn’t understand. I realized that no one understands all of it, but becoming an expert at one thing gives you the confidence and motivation to learn more.

  • Paulsen

    I’m thinking I’ll have my 6th graders each do a project on an observatory in our astronomy unit. There are so many!