Seven Chaminade University students, who are pre-service teachers, have set their sights on the stars. Seniors Sarah Vinluan, Nicole Molina, Danielle Spence, April Paulino, Shirley Xiao and Leimana Kane, and Junior Dalton Alatan left with their faculty sponsor and Chaminade Education professor Katrina Roseler, Ph.D. on Sunday, for NASA’s AMES Research Center at Moffett Field, California.
The group will participate from July 25-29 in NASA’s summer professional development program, comprised of student-centered classroom activities that utilize NASA assets and resources. The goal is to help educators, including teachers-to-be, develop instructional practices that will enhance STEM instruction for all students. In addition, the Chaminade students have engaged in Pre-Institute online instruction and will later complete on-line Post-Institute instruction.
NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) provided the opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to participate and fully funded it. Participants are provided with lodging, breakfasts and lunches, and a $500 stipend.
NASA Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers, is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley between Mountain View and Sunnyvale. For more than 76 years, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology, and science aligned with the center’s core capabilities. Students’ imagination and science experiences promise to allow students to soar beyond their known horizons.
Chaminade Education students on their NASA 5-day mission sent communications to the university including the photos below. For more photos of the Chaminade NASA adventure, go to: https://www.instagram.com/chaminadeuniversity
Monday, July 25– Photos from Chaminade Space Team
The Bird Cage at NASA Ames Research Center
Future Control Center
Chaminade team brainstorms on design for living in space based on lightning bolts