Senior students, Brandon Ogg and Sara de La Torre, were selected to be part of a group of 30 elite students from over 100 applicants to participate in STAR Academy! The students will be conducting research and learning about space and planetary sciences at the Arecibo Observatory in a program that is funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observation Program.
Also, while participating in the Research Experience for Teachers from the Arecibo Observatory this past summer, Robinson Math teacher Bradly Rivera was in charge of developing the STAR Academy curriculum. Both Bradly and DP Physics teacher Félix Nieves will be running the STAR Academy as instructors and research mentors.
To learn more about the program, visit: http://www.areciboobservatory.org/stars/