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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

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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 2008

Independent Research 2008

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2008, and done by Spitzer alumni with students outside of a formal Spitzer team. Mr. Spuck's students worked on classifying galaxies in the Spitzer observations of the Taurus Molecular Cloud.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Vivian

    My observation was that [our students'] ideas for their future expanded with the whole experience. That science became more than a class but an endeavor in which they could participate.

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    Also revealed [at the 2012 AAS] was the fact that students rarely mention “creativity” and “imagination” when describing science. This tells me, as a planetarium educator, we must do a better job communicating on how discoveries are made in science.

  • Deveau

    It was amazing being, not just an attendee of the conference, but a real part of it through the poster presentations.