Swanson Primary Center, like some 70 other Michiana K-12 schools, has been an active collaborator in Michiana STEM education. At least five teachers from Swanson have attended NDeRC events. This year, Swanson has hosted two programs that bring scientists into classrooms–NANO (above) and BioEYES (below). Moreover, they have put together some very nice online presentations. Kudos to this South Bend Community School Corporation school for their efforts to reach out to university partners.
- Remembering Deb Notestine November 21, 2013Art to Science Camp Auction – Deb Notestine dedication Deb was an important contributor to the Michiana STEM community. From her work with the PTA at Kennedy, to her administrative leadership of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, to her participation in the Notre Dame Physics Department’s outreach committee, she was always active, eager, joyful, [ […]Tom Loughran
- Fighting for Michiana August 30, 2013For 15 years, Dale Wiand has been the lead teacher at the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center, leading weekly meetings of physics teachers and hosting full-time summer research opportunities for some 50 teachers and over 200 high school students. All the while, Dale (teaching at Adams) and his wife Lauren (at Riley) were raising one of […]Tom Loughran
- Sensing The Cosmos together: 2013 July 25, 2013This is a shout out to a great group of kids (of all ages) who explored the cosmos together for two weeks in July. 55 middle school students, two physics graduate students, one high school student, a veteran middle school teacher and myself had a great time. I could tell you a lot about it, […]Tom Loughran