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SWOSU Pair Chosen for Mission to Planet Earth Institute

July 16, 2014

Mission to Plaent Earth
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Education students Emily Hartley (front left) of Reydon and Chelsey Mawson  of Henrietta (TX) (front right) were chosen to attend the Mission to Planet Earth summer institute, hosted by the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium. Helping the pair were (back from left): Computer Science Program Director Madeline Baugher, DOE Assistant Professor Dr. Sherri Brogdon and DOE Coordinator of Field Experiences Bruce Belanger..

Two Department of Education students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University will attend the Mission to Planet Earth summer institute, hosted by the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, in Norman. 

Emily Hartley of Reydon and Chelsey Mawson of Henrietta (TX) will spend 11 days at the institute designed to prepare teachers to motivate students with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

In addition to the summer institute, Hartley and Mawson will attend a weekend “teaching with an iPad” seminar in September and make a four-day trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center during the spring semester.  The institute will enable the participants to enhance their teaching by aligning the motivational activities with national and state standard curriculum.

Computer Science Program Director Madeline Baugher, DOE Coordinator of Field Experiences Bruce Belanger and DOE Assistant Professor Dr. Sherri Brogdon assisted the students through the application process.  

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