2004 EPO Award Recipient
Geographic Information Systems and Space for Educators (GISSE)
Dr Fred Sedgwick - San Jacinto College
GISSE will provide 25 middle school science teachers in eight school districts (four of which have over 50% of their students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged populations) with the necessary tools to motivate students toward science and space interest. It will (1) give teachers the training and skills needed to integrate into curricula GIS and space-themed components tied to state and national science standards, (2) introduce teachers to and utilize the unique and vast resources produced by NASA available in the Educators Resource Center at Space Center Houston, and (3) promote student inquiry into science and space career paths. Partners include San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy for Engineering and Teacher Education, NASA-Educator Resource Center, Space Center Houston, Galena Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, Sheldon ISD, Channelview ISD, LaPorte ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD, and Friendswood ISD. Dr. Fred Sedgwick, San Jacinto College South professor, is PI/Instructor, and Dr. Marie Dalton, Executive Vice President of the Aerospace Academy, is the college representative to TSGC.
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