2013 Space Medicine and Human Factors Workshop for High School Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Teachers learn about high-altitude physiology and respiration, decompression and vacuum exposure, space weather and radiation, as well as the effects of weightlessness, G-forces, noise, and vibration. Participants will experience the effects of high altitude in a normobaric chamber used to teach pilots how to recognize the symptoms of oxygen loss at high altitudes. In addition, participants will learn about the history of commercial space, the space environment and its effect on space travelers and space weather.
The Workshop will culminate with a Design Challenge in which participants will design human accommodations for a sub-orbital space vehicle, taking into consideration all the factors explored in the week’s activities.
Workshop leads: Chantelle Rose, Director of Educational Operations at Challenger Center of Alaska, and Dr. Jason Kring, Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Expert instructors include Dr. Sten Odenwald, NASA Goddard astronomer; Dr. John Deaton, Professor, School of Aeronautics, Florida Tech; Dr. Lance Erickson, Professor, Applied Aviation Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU); Michael Coman, Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science (ERAU).
Workshops will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL on June 24-28, 2013.
If you are a teacher of science, technology, engineering, or math at the high school level we encourage you to apply. Space is limited; only 30 seats are available. The deadline for workshop applications is April 1, 2013. Workshops are free of charge. Subsidized housing will be available at a cost of $25 per night (shared rooms). Meals are not provided, but a limited number of stipends will be available to help defray the cost of meals and transportation. The maximum size of a stipend is $400. If you require a travel stipend, you are urged to apply early.
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