Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Can't beat meeting an astronaut
This picture came from Howard Lineberger, who teaches AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, Robotics, Geosciences and Engineering in the Upper School.
Among the students pictured are Cavaliers Samantha Baker, Abby Breitfeld and Vibha Puri. In the center: Dr. David Scott, Commander of the Apollo 15 mission. They met this week at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, where the DA students have been building on their work with the MONS program.
Mars Outreach to North Carolina (MONS) is an initiative funded originally through the Student Science Enrichment Program (SSEP) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). MONS is a collaboration between Durham Academy (DA), Durham Public Schools (DPS), and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT-K). The project is led by representatives from each institution, but housed at DA for the bulk of the activities.
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