Ms. Herrold was on one of the teams that was part of the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students.
Ms. Herrold won a very nice award from MESTA, the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association.
The Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA) gave the "Heart of MESTA Award" to Ms. Herrold during their annual 2015 conference. The rock that is engraved is a beautiful specimen of Kona Dolomite collected by Bill & Judy Ruddock.
TIm Spuck and Ardis Herrold shared their experience and advice in a NITARP tutorial on getting more media coverage for your activities.
Several NITARP current participants and alumni will be at the NSTA in Texas this week.
All four main NITARP 2013 teams submitted research proposals. Several NITARP alumni helped review them.
Ms. Herrold has finished reading and taking notes on the book that was sent to the Spitzer teachers for background reading. She has selected one student who will work on the project. She may select a second student.
Ms. Herrold made a brief presentation about how her studnets had used the SOFIA infrared activities and three other IR inqiury activities in her astronomy class, and how she used them also with teachers. This was part of a session at the NSTA Anaheim Annual Conference on April 8 entitled "Teachers, Students, and the Spitzer Space Telescope".