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UT leading $10 million NASA project to transform K-12 science curriculum

A University of Toledo researcher will transform the way science is taught to students throughout the country with a $10 million grant from NASA.

Kevin Czajkowski, UT geography professor, is leading the development of new K-12 science curriculum that will have students do hands-on observations and projects utilizing NASA satellite imagery and discoveries.

The project, called “MISSION EARTH: Fusing GLOBE with NASA Assets to Build Systemic Innovation In STEM Education,” is one of 27 funded with a total of $42 million through NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to engage learners of all ages in NASA science education programs and activities.

Czajkowski will be joined by UT President Sharon L. Gaber for an announcement of the research project at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 next to the Ottawa River on Main Campus behind the Student Union (click this link for map). UT students will demonstrate the hands-on science activities proposed, including water samples from the river, soil samples and surface temperatures using an infrared thermometer.

In the event of inclement weather, the news conference will take place in Student Union Room 2582.

Media Coverage
The Blade (Oct. 27, 2015)
NBC 24 (Oct. 27, 2015)
13 ABC, WTOL 11 and NBC 24 (Oct. 28, 2015)
The Sacramento Bee (Oct. 28, 2015)
Daily Journal (Oct. 28, 2015)
News-Herald (Oct. 28, 2015)
WKSU (Oct. 28, 2015)
Sidney Daily News (Oct. 28, 2015)
The Washington Times (Oct. 28, 2015)
Independent Collegian (Nov. 11, 2015)


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