Selects Sayville Teacher
Sayville teacher to participate in
NASA Research Experience
Cindy Dwyer, Sayville School District’s Elementary Enrichment Facilitator, recently received exciting news. Through the NASA Explorer Schools Teacher Recognition Program she was selected to participate in a summer research experience at Wallops Island, Va. for a week in July.
While participating in the coastal observation workshop, Mrs. Dwyer will use satellite data, hands-on shipboard measurements and laboratory analysis to learn about why coastal oceans are important in understanding global climate. The workshop is designed to familiarize teachers with the science and research techniques used by NASA to study the coastal oceans, ocean color and Earth’s biosphere from space. She will get the opportunity to board research vessels and perform some of the same research techniques used by NASA scientists. All of her travel expenses for the program will be covered.
Mrs. Dwyer teaches SEED & Challenge in the three elementary buildings, and grade 3-6 Mathletes. She looks forward to bringing the experience home to share with her students in the 2011-2012 school year.
And info about the NASA Explorer School Teacher Recognition Program:
NASA Explorer Schools, or NES is committed to identifying educational best practices and recognizing innovative use of NASA educational content. Each year, a group of innovative teachers are invited to participate in unique NASA research workshops designed to expand their science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, content knowledge and provide collaborative networks with other motivated and exemplary educators. This year NASA has selected sixty-three teachers from twenty-seven states across the country and the District of Columbia to participate in all-expenses-paid summer research experiences and professional development opportunities. These individuals were selected based on their demonstrated innovative use of project materials and an elevated and meaningful level of project participation.