Joint effort: Astronaut Jerry Ross gives a tour of the International Space Station.
Rediscovering Lewis and Clark: A UM program will host a new National Lewis and Clark Education Center.
Out of the Classroom, Into the Field: Teachers spend part of their summer at UM, learning research skills in the Montana Teachers Investigate Ecology Project.
Exercising Minds: Montana students win big at Detroit's International Science and Engineering Fair.
Lost in Space Camp
This was the second year for the Rendez-Vous, which creates an exciting atmosphere in which people learn how technology can help them explore the Earth and space. All events are sponsored by UMs Earth Observing System Education Project.
A team from NASAs Ames Research Center conducted an earth and space science camp each day of the Rendez-Vous, which is designed for middle school and high school students.
The students participated in everything from learning about remote sensing to hands-on rocket experiments, says Lauren Mackay, EOS Education Project communication director.
While the students were in camp, their teachers attended a Lewis and Clark GIS teacher training seminar, learning how to incorporate satellite imagery with a Corps of Discovery theme into the classroom. They used images produced by NASAs recently launched Terra satellite.
The University Theatre blazed with NASA imagery during the Rendez-Vous keynote presentation, the Earth Science Electronic Theater, which played to standing-room-only crowds during two public shows one evening. Both shows were emceed by Fritz Hasler, research meteorologist for the NASA/Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres.
Visions of Our Planets Atmosphere, Land and Oceans: Electronic Theater 2000 is fueled by a graphics supercomputer that projects images on a large screen.
For more information about future camps, call Mackay at (406) 243-6703 or e-mail email@example.com.