The Christa McAuliffe Center
Fellowship Winners
Connecticut

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Mike Kachuba

The project "Coalition for Urban River Ecology Studies" was established to unite public and private schools in an urban setting in order to develop an environmental education program based on river studies. Teachers and students conduct research on biological, chemical and physical parameters of an urban river. (1994)

Patricia Bishop McKean

"Using Children's Literature to Teach Science" is an innovative Program to introduce science concepts. A series of workshops for K-6 grade teachers will be presented and materials will be distributed to participating teachers. (1991)

Robert W. Mellette

"Satellite Earth Stations: Jarvis, McAuliffe, McNair, Onizuka, Resnik, Scobee, and Smith." The focal point of Challenger Mission 51-L was to be Christa McAuliffe's lessons from space. This fellowship project is a personal effort to continue Christa's lessons and the mission of the Challenger crew. The project established seven satellite-receiving earth stations each names in memory of a Challenger astronaut. This network of satellite-receiving dishes allows teachers and students to select unique educational programming from a growing menu of live interactive lessons in a variety of disciplines. (1987)

Fred Myers

The "Physics for the Family" project developed a series of physics related workshops for sixth graders and their parents. These evening sessions were designed to boost interest in the field of science, physics in particular, and to foster communication among family members. (1993)

Stephen M. Rocketto

The "Statewide Weather Satellite Environmental Monitoring System" project will provide equipment, training, and support to establish six stations to receive meteorological data from polar and geostationary environmental satellites. Two units will be portable and will be loaned to other schools. Workshops for students and teachers will be included. (1992)

Mary Elizabeth Santilli

The "Connecticut Future Leaders Building Bridges from Math to Science" project increases hands-on mathematics and science activities at the primary level. (1990)

Nancy Wade

The "Underwater Exploration: The Ocean Becomes the Classroom" project shall bring the ocean, its environment and life forms to children everywhere through the means of interactive video technology and hands-on learning experiences. It will be by kids - for kids and will focus on one marine topic, Cetaceans. Students selected will spend one year in in-depth study of whales, dolphins and porpoises. All student activities will be videotaped for eventual use in the video curriculum. (1988)

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