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March 2020 updates for Ms. Morgan

Published: March 30, 2020

Deborah S. Morgan, science teacher and STEM Club advisor at South Sevier High School, Monroe, UT will receive the National Space Club & Foundation 2020 Space Educator Award for her creativity and dedication as a career space educator engaging, inspiring and educating students about the space frontier. She is recognized for providing research opportunities and career guidance to create the next generation of Space professionals. As an Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics teacher, she has exposed her students to a number of scientific studies as it relates to solving problems on the ISS, as well as studies that pertain to Lunar Crater Morphology and Young Stellar Objects. In addition she has involved her students in research and study programs with the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP), NASA OPSPARC competition, the ExMASS lunar and asteroid research program, and the Green Bank Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) science program. She also serves as an advisor and contributor to the Arizona State University/ NASA SMD Infiniscope Educator program.

Society for Science & the Public is pleased to share their new webpage of video webinars focused on leading underserved students in STEM research projects and research competitions.These were created by Society for Science & the Public’s Lead Advocates, who are currently part of our Advocate Program. While 66 applicants will be selected to participate in the program this year, we want as many STEM mentors as possible to benefit from their experience and advice.  Debbie Morgan, a lead advocate 2019-20, conducted a webinar on supporting student research in rural areas - a webinar to help teachers in rural areas engage their students in research. Topics include the value of supporting student research, building relationships, and finding mentors for students. You can view the webinars by going to https://www.societyforscience.org/outreach-and-equity/advocate-program/webinars/

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!)