• IPAC

May 2023 updates for Ms. Wommack

Published: May 23, 2023

Ms. Wommack writes:

In 2017, I participated in the NITARP program. Students are still amazed when I can point to pictures of the Perseverance rover being constructed in JPL's clean room when we toured the facility. This program had everything a science teacher is looking for - a chance to stretch your skills, involve your students, and attend a world class astronomy conference. I'm pretty sure that at least part of the reason I was accepted into NASA/SETI's AAA program this year was because of this experience - the next place I'm doing infrared astronomy is this summer on Mauna Kea!

The 2025 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Friday Sep 13, 2024. (NOTE: contingent on availability of funds and AAS travel!)