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ICCARS: Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS)

ICCARS will foster the understanding of the science behind global climate change and its relationship to human activity by the participating K12 students and teachers. Particular focus will be made on land-use and land-cover changes on multiple scales using NASA data products and models. IGRE will serve as NASA STEM content experts, responsible for integration of NASA STEM content into the ICCARS proposed activities.

MYTC: Mayor's Youth Technology Corps - Creating Safe Communities through Information Technology Training in Homeland Security Applications (NSF DRL-0737589, 2008-2011, $900,000)

Eastern Michigan University, in cooperation with the Detroit Public Schools, the City of Detroit Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Environmental System Research Institute Inc., proposes to develop the Mayor's Youth Technology Corps in Detroit. MYTC-Detroit, designed as a NSF-ITEST-Youth Based Program, offers resources, support, and opportunities for strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) informal education.


VISIT: Virtual Immersion in Science Inquiry for Teachers Project (NSF 991792, 2000 - 2004, $1,200,000)

V.I.S.I.T. is an Online resource for secondary school teachers who wish to develop and refine their geospatial technology(GIS) skills. Teachers are encouraged to participate in ongoing scientific investigations involving contemporary problems in their localities. These problems are investigated by applying geospatial analysis technologies. V.I.S.I.T. is a three-year project supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Teacher Enhancement program.

WSA-GIS: Work/Site Alliance: Community-Based GIS Education (NSF DUE 9752086, 1997 - 2001, $1,200,000)

Work/Site Alliance - Community Based GIS Education is a project funded by the National Science Foundation. This project developed GIS case studies that provides high school teachers and undergraduate faculty an opportunity to conduct and manage projects for educational puropses. The case studies provide detailed hands-on exercises using ArcView software and real data from Work/Site Alliance projects.