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October 2019 updates for Ms. Kuper

Published: October 7, 2019

Ms. Kuper writes:

I am coming to the January AAS meeting! I will have a science poster with my NITARP alumni group (Tom Rutherford and John Taylor), and an education poster with my University of Texas EXES group about our observing run at McDonald this summer using the 82" Otto Struve telescope working on Dr. Chris Sneden's low metallicity stars project.

2. I am now teaching at Braswell High School in Denton, Texas: AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Chemistry. I have an after school group, the Braswell Pulsar Hunters, working with Green Bank Observatory Pulsar Search Collaboratory and I sponsor Robotics.

I got a nice award in the spring from the Texas Medical Association, the Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

If it weren't for NITARP, I wouldn't have anything to talk about. :) I talk to anyone that will listen about NITARP! I attended a conference this summer at Michigan State University, the Physics of Atomic Nuclei, and talked to many of the teachers there about NITARP. I've shared NITARP with my science colleagues at my new school. I know of at least one person I talked to applied for the new NITARP class.

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!)