Kate Miller & Katey Shirey co-presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Regional Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Our presentation was entitled "Living & Working at the South Pole" and was part of the "Physics Day" set of IceCube-related presentations. About 100 people attended with several questions at the end.
Kate Miller co-presents with Jennifer Burgin, a kindergarten teacher who recently went to the Galapagos through the National Geographic Lindblad Expedition Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, at Festival of Minds. Festival of Minds is a professional learning conference run by Arlington Public Schools that provides a diversity of sessions for all PK-12 instructional staff to hone their instructional practice (https://www.apsva.us/fom/). Kate and
Casey O'Hara, Katey Shirey, Liz Ratliff and Kate Miller put together a poster sharing the PolarTREC program, their experiences working with IceCube through PolarTREC, and details on how other teachers can apply. The poster is presented at the Knowles Teacher Initiative (former KSTF) Summer Meeting 2017 to over 300 high school math and science teachers from across the United States.
Kate Miller is joined by IceCube undergraduate researcher, Samantha Pedek, in presenting at the Arlington Public Schools' Superintendent's Seminar.
Superintendent’s Seminar is a summer enrichment program for rising 11th and 12th graders who have demonstrated a desire for an academic experience. Approximately 30 students from across the district spend a week participating in activities focusing on this year's theme of
Kate Miller sits down with Arlington Public Schools' Communications Coordinator for Media Relations and Online Strategies, Frank Bellavia, to discuss her expedition to the South Pole in Episode 1 of a new podcast.
Oftentimes called “ghost particles,” neutrinos can travel through nearly everything (the sun, the earth, you!) undetected. Because they are nearly massless, gravitational fields do not affect neutrinos; Similarly, because they are chargeless, electric and magnetic fields do not con affect neutrinos. This lack of interaction is advantageous for IceCube researchers – when they detect a neutrino, it is a
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the Standard Model, learning key vocabulary such as Fermions, Hadrons, Mesons, Baryons, Quarks, Leptons, particles, and anti-particles. In particular, students will come to understand what a neutrino is and why it is such a unique particle. This understanding connects to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory’s search for neutrinos in an effort to
Kate Miller and Katey Shirey spoke about life in Antarctic and the science of IceCube to two groups of ~30 elementary-aged kids at the National Science Foundation's Take-Your-Daughter-or-Son-to-Work Day.
Kate Miller teamed up with the Friends of the Arlington Planetarium for a Sunday presentation about her Antarctic expedition. After the 30-minute, full-dome showing of "Chasing the Ghost Particle," Kate presented about life in Antarctica and the IceCube Project. Near 50 people attended.
Kate attended the IceCube Collaboration Meeting (Spring 2017) in Madison, WI. Here, she got a better feel for how the IceCube collaboration is organized and how science is done within the collaboration. Kate presented a short powerpoint presentation during Friday's poster session. These slides were also included in the Education and Outreach presentation given by Dr. Madsen Saturday morning. The