Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium Networking Professionals

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Welcome to the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.  The Consortium is a collaborative project between Troy University Dothan Campus, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and partner school systems in Southeast Alabama. The project was previously funded by a grant  from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, but is currently funded solely through support from Marshall Space Flight Center.

The goal of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium is to increase student performance in Math and Science by improving teacher effectiveness using aerospace education. The newest facet of the program is a partnership with Dothan City Schools to increase student interest in math and science through summer technology engineering camps, beginning in the summer of 2010.

The Consortium provides professional development for K-8 teachers in the area of inquiry based math and science instruction and workshops emphasizing technology and teaching in all inclusive classrooms.  A bi-weekly  electronic newsletter with current happenings in aerospace and innovative lesson plans will begin soon.

Special thanks go to our other supporters:  Civil Air Patrol, the Alabama Space Grant Consortium, Aerospace Education Initiatives, the Southeast Alabama Regional In-Service Center at Troy University, and NASA representatives at Marshall Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, and Kennedy Space Center.

Contact Vijaya Gompa, Ph. D. at vgompa@troy.edu for more information!

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