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Robert Palmer

Mr. Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

  • University of Minnesota STEM Education Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Willmar Senior High, Willmar, Minnesota (when in NITARP)

Grades or community reached

9, 10, 11, 12


Mr. Palmer is part of the NITARP 2015 class.




  • October 2019 updates for Mr. Palmer October 14, 2019

    Mr. Palmer writes:

     I have a new job teaching science at Walter Maginnis High School in Red Wing, MN and am still volunteering with the Bell Museum’s Saturday Skynet scholars program for youth.

  • NITARP 2018 proposal review April 5, 2018

    Many NITARP alumni helped us out with reviewing the NITARP 2018 proposals!  Scientists who helped include Babar Ali, Calen Henderson, Tiffany Meshkat, and Julian Van Eyken. Thanks to all!

  • May 2017 updates for Mr. Palmer
  • September 2016 update for Mr. Palmer
  • NITARP 2016 proposal review May 4, 2016

    Many NITARP alumni helped us out with reviewing the NITARP 2016 proposals!  Scientists who helped include Chris Gelino, Patrick Lowrance, Rafael Millan-Gabet, Charles Steinhardt, and Sean Carey. Thanks to all!


  • NITARP is the most intense and satisfying professional development programs I have participated in.

  • NITARP has set a high standard for any professional development experience.

  • This experience has reinforced to me the importance of learning science by doing science.

  • This experience really made me realize how broad a career field Astronomy really is.

  • I was nearly moved to tears watching the students share our research at the poster session.

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