Science and Mathematics Education Institute


                   In The News

Dr. Paul  Adams receives Vernier Technology award for Innovative use of Technology in Science Teaching at the college level
              Presentation of Award
        Boston, MA - - April, 2014 

  Research with NASA and Hampton University
        Hays, KS - - October 18, 2012

 FHSU Receives Grant - Noyce Foundation Scholarship
       Hays, KS - - October 10, 2012                 
                 October 10, 2012 Press Conference 

       Hays, KS - - October 2, 2012

 Rocket Launch 
       Hays, KS - - October 1, 2012

 NASA Workshop 
       Hays, KS - - September 26, 2012

Hampton University (HU) and their partners, NASA EDGE, Goddard, JPL, IGES/ESSEA, University of Nebraska(Lincoln), and Fort Hays State University, involve teachers from Portsmouth Public Schools (VA), in a climate change learning community engaged in a year-long study of dust. The primary focus is on understanding the effects of African and China mineral dust, providing a sustainable professional development (PD) model for advancing the teaching of global climate change concepts. The hands-on PD assists teachers in better understanding aerosol properties, behavior, and their effects on local and potentially global climate. 

Here is a video taken..................including our very own, Dr. Paul Adams!!!!!    Dust Podcast 

    North America Partners Collaborate at NSTA 2012 
    Indianapolis, IN - - March 28, 2012 
    The 7th Annual GLOBE North America Partner Meeting brought together GLOBE leaders from Canada and the U.S. on 28 March 2012, continuing an eight year tradition of meeting in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference with the purpose of sharing their GLOBE
    implementation strategies and building strong collaborations across the region.                                         

    Venus Transit 2012
    June 5, 2012
    The 2012 transit of Venus, when the planet Venus, appeared as a small dark disk moving across the face of the Sun began at 22:09 UTC on June 5, 2012 and finished at 4:49 UTC on June 6, 2012. Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times varied up to seven minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs, eight years apart, which are themselves separated by more than a century. The previous transit of Venus took place on June 8, 2004 (preceded by the pair of appearances on December 9, 1874 and December 6, 1882) and the next pair of transits will occur on December 10-11, 2117 and in December, 2125. 

    Venus Transit 2
    Venus Transit
          Pictures taken by Brooks from Kawc10: Cirrus Weather

     Utilizing Giovanni in Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) Learning Modules