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Impact of NITARP

The impact of a NITARP experience is difficult to quantify. We have anecdotal evidence that our program works.

In 2018, NITARP had four different refereed education articles accepted; they are all listed on this page. These articles include studies of the motivations of participating educators and the major outcomes of NITARP.

A summary of the high-level things we learned about the cumulative impact of NITARP can be found in the AAS poster entitled, "NITARP: Impact Assessment, 2005-2013", Rebull et al., from Jan 2014.

We conducted a formal evaluation of the 2013 class.

Tim Spuck collected information summarizing the impact of the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students between 2005 and 2009 into one Impact Summary document.

Our website has many quotes from our participants about their time in the program.

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.