AMP-IT-UP teachers Cheryl Wilder and Kathy Duke from Griffin-Spalding County schools participated in an ECOGIG research cruise to the Gulf of Mexico. The cruise provided the teachers with real-world experiences that they will apply in the classroom, where they have been teaching their seventh graders three AMP-IT-UP modules on ocean ecology.
In the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, the office of Martha Grover is three doors from that of Jennifer Glass. Both are Georgia Tech scientists doing research related to astrobiology – life in the cosmos – but until last year they hardly talked to each other as researchers with common interests. Now, Grover, Glass, and others at Tech are members of a growing community that’s coalescing astrobiology activities across campus.
After 10 years of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences students taking part in her Carbon Reduction Challenge, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Kim Cobb is ready to involve more students – and companies – in the effort.
A group of scientists from EAS led by Martial Taillefert, his graduate students (Eryn Eitel, Shannon Owings), and two EAS undergraduates (Ben Fields and Tony Boever) returned from a 26 days journey in the Gulf of Mexico on the RV Savannah (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography).