Partnering with a University...
New Haven, CT - Consortium participants are always looking for ways to enhance and/or build an academic dimension for their sailing programs. Schooner Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut demonstrates a unique and highly successful partnership.
UNH Student teaching aboard Quinnipiack
Schooner Inc.’s website reads ‘Schooner…more than just a tall ship!’ Spend ten minutes on the Schooner Inc. website and you’ll wonder if they have a staff of 100. However in a conversation with Kristen Andrews, Executive Director, one learns that the key is partnering with the Marine Biology department at the University of New Haven and its dynamic chair, Dr. Carmella Cuomo.
Speakers Set for National Consortium Conference
Annapolis, MD - The 3rd Annual Learning Math & Science Through Sailing Consortium Conference will take place in Annapolis on Friday, October 5th at the United States Naval Academy Robert Crown Sailing Center. This year, three principal speakers will bring unique perspectives on how to include STEM lessons in your sailing program:
Dr. Richard Korpus, Naval Architect and Aerospace Engineer, directed the aerodynamics program for BMW/Oracle Racing for three years. He has been part of four America's Cup design teams (including 2 Louis Vuitton finalists and the winner of AC33). His presentation will include ways to teach the physics, aerodynamics and hydronamics of sailing to your students in concert with the America's Cup competition.
Doug Wilson, Oceanographer, designed and established the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS), an observation system that provides critical information for boaters, scientists, environmental managers and educators. His presentation will demonstrate the exciting advances to climate observation programs and ocean observation systems presented by technology.
Dr. Angela Moran, United States Naval Academy Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of their STEM Program, has led her colleagues in the development of extensive STEM offerings, including SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, Summer STEM Camps, and Expaning Your Horizons for middle school girls. Dr. Moran will brief participants on the importance of STEM initiatives to the nation and the USNA, and share the unique array of opportunities the Naval Academy offers to students of all grade levels a — including their new sailing component.
Click here to read additional information on the speakers and agenda for the NATIONAL Consortium Conference in Annapolis, and to register online.
Teaching Teachers to Sail
AACPS teachers Brendon Thomas and Billy Miciche on a J80
Annapolis, MD - In a follow up to the Mystic Seaport Regional Consortium meeting, Geoff Cuneo, NSHOF Education Assistant and US Sailing Instructor for JWorld Annapolis, has been teaching high school STEM teachers how to sail this month with financial support from Anne Arundel County Public Schools STEM. More teachers will be participating in 2013.
NSHOF Receives Grant for Elementary School
Annapolis, MD - The Eastport Yacht Club Foundation (EYCF) has given NSHOF a grant to develop and pilot an Elementary School "In-School" Science Field Trip Program. The Anne Arundel County Public Schools STEM program has added their support to this initiative.
This coming Spring, the program will pilot in three local elementary schools, delivering hands-on science connecting the Chesapeake Bay and Sailing/Boating.
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