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.
The 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.”
They will set sail from Subic Bay, Philippines, in July 2017 for a transit of about 14 days to Townsville, Australia.
The 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 16–17, 2017.
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.