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My Summer Vacation (?)

What teachers do during the summer...at least this one.

What do some teachers do during the Summer?

It is in my nature to find a little something school-related to do in the summer months with an element of a new place to explore. Last year, the Great American Solar Eclipse served that purpose. It was more a “fun” thing to do to quench the thirst of my inner nerdy astronomer, but it all came back to school with me to share with the students. You are more than welcome to look through my blog from last summer’s adventure. Click on https://Solar Eclipse Trip

The main school-related thing I have done the past 14 summers is train teachers around the country to teach the PLTW Principles of Engineering course. However, during my research for last year’s eclipse trip, I discovered a National Science Foundation (NSF) granted Research Experience for Teachers program in Radio Astronomy...Click on DSPIRA
I was intrigued that I would have an opportunity to actually DO some science rather than just TEACH the science, but still have the chance to pass my experience onto the students. Applied…Accepted…Now, here in West Virginia!



West Virginia University has 2 main campuses and a very unique way to get from one campus to the other. You get in these little cars and it will take you on an elevated rail system from place to place. Unfortunately, it is closed for repair and upkeep in the summer.
Personal Rapid Transit - PRT

Personal Rapid Transit - PRT

Morgantown is a hilly little place. So, it is very easy to come across some nice views from many places. The Evansdale Campus is on a hilltop about 300 feet about the river.
Nice Lounge for Lunch

Nice Lounge for Lunch

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