Published: August 15, 2010
Mr. DeWolf writes:
Students at Chippewa Hills High School continue to be active in astronomical research, building on what had been done in the past via our experience with the Spitzer Student and Teacher Research program. This past school year our astronomy class became involved with the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT) project. We participated in a number of teleconferences and look forward to doing a project with this group this fall. Several other students alo did projects for our regional ISEF affiliated science fair. One team worked with archived data from both the THEMIS and ACE missions, looking at connections between solar wind particle density and changes in our planetary magnetic field. This project won a special award from NOAA at our science fair. The other project looked at how solar activity affects cloud cover on Earth using data from multiple sources.
I look forward to working with more students and their research projects during the upcoming school year.