Jon Lewis and Steve Hovan of the Geoscience Department were awarded $45.5K from the National
Science Foundation to support a new model for using the US drilling vessel for
high-impact teaching. They have partnered with Sharon Cooper of Columbia
University, who has funding from the US Science Support Program of the
International Ocean Discovery Program.
team will be joined by Mark Leckie of UMass–Amherst and Lisa White of the
University of California Museum of Paleontology in offering the “2017 School of
Rock: Expanding The Geoscience Pipeline By Connecting Educators With Early
Career IODP Scientists.”
will set sail from Subic Bay, Philippines, in July 2017 for a transit of about
14 days to Townsville, Australia.
participants will be immersed in all of the technical facets of scientific
ocean drilling. US participants will include six pairs from nearby communities,
specifically a secondary educator and a young scientist. A number of participants
from other nations are expected as well.
IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a solo recital
and worked with students at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore, February
Yong Siew Toh
Conservatory is part of the National University of Singapore and is Asia's
leading international music conservatory. Wong Doe's visit was at the
invitation of Associate Professor of Piano Albert Tiu.
Wong Doe performed a
recital program of works by Haydn, Messiaen, Ginastera, Farr, and Schumann. The
following day he worked with four piano majors from the studios of Professor
Tiu and Thomas Hecht.
Our very own Larry
Kupchella was featured on Trib.live for his Visiting Scientist efforts.
Kupchella visited Freeport Area Middle School to demonstrate properties of
liquid nitrogen for more than 100 sixth-grade students.
You can read the full story at Trib.live.
IUP’s Visiting Scientist Program helps
generate interest in science for K-12 students and encourages communication
between schools and colleges.