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Denise Rothrock

Ms. Denise Rothrock

Denise Rothrock

Madisonville High School, Madisonville, Texas


Grades or community reached

9, 10, 11, 12


Bio

Ms. Rothrock was part of the NITARP 2012 class. She is also heavily involved in a program called IASC, the International Astronomical Search Collaboration.


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  • I did not anticipate being so challenged in the NITARP research. I have learned more in [my first] two weeks just getting ready to start working with the data.

  • I had no idea there was so much research going on in Astronomy. Astronomers are very eager to explain their research and future goals. A very friendly bunch.

  • The best thing [of the Caltech trip] was working with the other participants and making progress as a team. My students were engaged and willing to be challenged.

  • This [whole NITARP] experience will help me understand how students feel when they are presented with new material and don’t understand. I think this will give me more patience and understanding in this area.

  • The most interesting thing [during this whole NITARP experience] I did was work with catalogs I had not seen before and those I had that I had not a clue what to do with all that data. I now have a much clearer picture and my understanding has grown beyond what I think I could have ever done before.

  • Over all, the NITARP experience was nothing I had ever experienced before as a teacher. The research was very interesting and challenging at the same time.

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As we feared, the January 2021 American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting is going to be online-only. The kickoff workshop for NITARP 2021 would have been associated with this meeting. Because travel and face-to-face meetings are such an integral part of the NITARP experience, we have decided to not form new NITARP teams in 2021. We expect to have teams in 2022, assuming the pandemic loosens its grip. Please let us know if you wish to be on the mailing list to be notified when the application is available.