Making STEM Education/Research Relevant - Experiences in a Minority Serving College in a Multi-Cultural City Dr. Leon P. Johnson Medgar Evers College, CUNY Engaging Multicultural Audiences in Planetary Science March 11, 2007 Lunar and Planetary Institute Houston, Texas.
Making STEM Education/Research Relevant -Experiences in a Minority Serving College in a Multi-Cultural City Dr. Leon P. JohnsonMedgar Evers College, CUNYEngaging Multicultural Audiences in Planetary ScienceMarch 11, 2007Lunar and Planetary InstituteHouston, Texas
- Support for each other
- Want to connect with African American
scientists, engineers and mathematicians
- African American faculty
• Most do not include local
• NASA scientist -
- student preparation prior
- student continues research
on home campus
GSFC/CUNY Summer Internship Program
Student presentation at AAS; attended TSU/JPL Program
New York City College of Technology,
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
• Handheld polarimeter for aerosol validation
• HST observations of the Great Dark Spot on Jupiter
“A handheld polarimeter for aerosol remote sensing”, Proceedingsof SPIE Volume #5888, Remote and In Situ Sensing, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II, J. W. Frost, F. Nasraddine,J. Rodriguez,I. Andino, and B. Cairns, August 2005
“Hubble Space Telescope Observations in 1997 of a Dark, Oval, Vortex Spot in Jupiter’s Stratosphere”, James Frost, Juan Rodriquez and Fouad Nasraddine; 35th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, Sept, 2003.
Padillla, Diomaris, and Steiner,Jeffrey. C. “Satellite Characterization of Biomass Burning: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscope Study of Combustion Experiments.”Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. (2005).
- the starburst galaxies in z-COSMOS
- rich community of astronomers and resources
- provides invaluable exposure to a young scientist
- students set up instrument
Medgar Evers College team
"Urban Air: Real Samples for Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry" Hope, W. W. and Johnson, L. P.;; Anal Chem. 2000, Volume 72, Number 13, pages 460A-467A.
vehicle for atmospheric and environmental investigations
New York & Vermont Space Grant Consortiums
A correlation between height and received data
Jordan Sandrini-CookeMedgar Evers College Department of Physical, Environmental and Computer Sciences NASA New York City Research Initiative _ NYCRI
Aeronautics, Earth and Space Science Academy - AESSA [Radio JOVE Instructor] Kevin Brathwaite
[NYCRI Project Director] Leon P. Johnson, Ph.D. [Administration] Fulvia Jordan [College of Staten Island Observatory] Irving Robbins, Ph.D.
[NASA GISS Education Programs Specialist] Frank Scalzo, Ph.D.
Throughout the many times we’ve done the Radio JOVE experiment, our results have varied because of certain inevitable interference. Everywhere we went it was nearly impossible to escape from overhead planes. Below is a graph of the data we got on our last and most efficient day in the field.
This graph shows a radio burst occurring without a concrete definition as to why. This eliminates the possibility that this burst is from a man made electrical source (i.e. a plane or cargo truck).