Bringing Students To Astronomy

Clark, Gilbert A. (2013) Bringing Students To Astronomy. In: The Society for Astronomical Sciences 32nd Annual Symposium on Telescope Science. Society for the Astronomical Sciences, pp. 85-86.


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The Telescopes In Education (TIE) Program was the pioneer in robotic astronomy. The first users came online in the spring of 1993. The TIE program was dedicated to K-14 students with the hope of inspiring them to develop a greater appreciation for math, science, and engineering through their participation in astronomy. The program was very successful through 2005 when NASA felt there were enough robotic telescopes in the community to support the students into the future. During the 12 years of supported operations, TIE had over one hundred thousand student operations. TIE then started working with Universities in Australia to help move their students towards careers in the sciences and engineering. We discovered that students in the middle schools were the ones that should be focused on, to successfully bring them into the sciences and engineering. We have crafted a system that should be very successful in this endeavor.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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