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Michael (Bec) Bechtel

Dr. Michael (Bec) Bechtel

Michael (Bec) Bechtel

Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

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Dr. Bechtel is part of the 2019 NITARP class.




  • February 2020 updates for Dr. Bechtel February 4, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel got some nice local coverage on their trip to the AAS.

  • October 2019 updates for Mr. Bechtel October 8, 2019

    Mr. Bechtel writes:

    We had a lot of fun presenting our NASA IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program research at the Iowa Science Teachers Section Conference yesterday. The Wartburg team presented what we have been doing for the past 10 months as well as our education piece, a K-8 astronomy curriculum!

  • September 2019 updates for Mr. Bechtel September 5, 2019

    Mr. Bechtel writes:

    Proud of my NITARP students! Teaching our NASA Research (Star formation and constellation movement) to Denver students at EWALU in Strawberry Point.

The application period is now closed for NITARP 2024. We will release our selection for the 2024 class at the 2024 January AAS.