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October 2013 updates from Ms. Curtis

Published: October 18, 2013

Here is a quick update for you on what I've been up to since NITARP 2012. I presented at the Maine Science Teachers' Association annual fall conference last week. There was a good amount of interest in the NITARP program and people were very impressed by the quality of the program and the type of support provided by the scientists involved.

I'm currently getting my school involved in an asteroid search campaign with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC). The campaign begins in January. I've also been talking with the folks at the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) and may get involved in their SETI program. Not so sure about that one yet, though. In any case, I'm continuing to incorporate research in my classes, and also continuing to expand upon the python programming units that I introduced last year, and I absolutely attribute my motivation for doing these things to my NITARP experience, so I thought I'd let you know!

The 2023 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Monday Sep 12, 2022. (NOTE: we do not yet know if we will be permitted to travel to the AAS!)