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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

Cosmic dIRt/Gorjian

Cosmic dIRt/Gorjian

Cosmic dIRt is examining the Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products catalog to find the most unusual and faintest infrared excess objects serendipitously detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Rutherford

    My life has changed in some way because of my participation in this program. My wife, my children, and my co-workers have all remarked at how I am different now. I don’t know whether it was the program, the people that I worked with, or some combination of the two, but whatever it was something about it changed me. I know that “life-changing experience” was not one of the outcomes that you hoped for when you planned the program, but it is what happened with me. Thank you very much for allowing me to participate— this has been one of the best years of my life.

  • Palmer

    I was nearly moved to tears watching the students share our research at the poster session.

  • Paulsen

    My robotics students are very wowed by the fact that I met a flight director for the Mars Curiosity Rover.