MISSION CONTROL, WE HAVE LIFT OFF!!!!
What do you get when you collide 150 middle school students, an MIT astrophysicist, 3D exoplanetary simulations and real-time NASA data??? You get an innovative and creative science learning experience, called vMAX (Virtual Missions and Exoplanets).
vMAX is a collaborate immersion of science focused hands-on and minds-on learning experiences. Students are introduced to the ever changing world of planetary science, by utilizing NASA real world application data, daily interactive lectures by leading scientist in the field and incorporating virtual technology. All in hopes of creating the next generation of STEM professionals.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science was the place to be this summer as middle school boys and girls from around Miami-Dade Florida, meet for a jammed packed week of Exoplanetary FUN! This unique summer science program was also conducted at several other locations simultaneously across the country (Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA; United States Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, AL; Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, LA; New York Hall of Science in Corona, NY), creating a dynamic cross-sharing of ideas and experiences for its participants.
Phyllis Carey is an international atmospheric and earth science expert. She is currently leading the vMAX and GROOVE programs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. Phyllis studied Meteorology at the University of Northern Colorado.