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Chicago Public Schools Students Awarded NASA Research Grant
CPS Teamed up with Loyola University Chicago and Four Other Area Institutions
Chicago Public Schools (CPS), with the assistance of five area institutions, including Loyola University Chicago, have been awarded a grant from NASA to engage CPS high school students in the process of scientific research. Seventy five high school students and twenty of their teachers have participated in an intensive summer workshop, running from July 6 to July 30, using actual NASA data as the focus of their research projects. This afternoon the students will present the work they have completed this summer at the Quinlan Life Sciences Building on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Each assisting institution served as a site for the group of students and each used a different NASA mission to focus on:
Adler Planetarium: Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
DePaul University: Scientific Ballooning Program
Loyola University: Kepler mission searching for earth-like planets around other stars
Northwestern University: Aqua and Cloud sat mission data
University of Chicago: Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo and Voyager data.
Friday, July 30, 2010
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Quinlan Life Sciences Building
1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago IL 60660
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
Loyola University Chicago prides itself as being an institution that pursues new knowledge with contributing to the common good and to be of service to the local community. This event allows the Loyola community, area institutions, and CPS to come together in order to continue to expand students’ knowledge and opportunities.