Professional Development Workshop on Extreme Environments

June 20-21, 2022

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer a third year of professional development opportunity this summer: a two-day workshop to expand content knowledge on Extreme Environments. This is particularly timely as the revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) emphasize the need for a more extensive engagement with Earth and Space Sciences.

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funded grant makes it possible for us to invite science teachers to join us this summer for exciting learning opportunities with Professors Kiran Bhaganagar, Christopher Combs, Alberto Mestas-Nuñez, and Daniel Pineda, renowned experts in the field of Extreme Environments at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Each session will include presentations, demonstrations, and experiences with current technologies used in the field of Extreme Environments (please see the table below).

Each teacher will receive two days of experience with current research and access to hands-on materials to take to the classroom. Limited funding is available for selected participants. You must attend all sessions to receive compensation.

  • Each workshop day begins at 9:00 am in BSE 2.102.
  • AM sessions are 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; PM sessions are 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.




June 20, 2022

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Araceli Martinez Ortiz, UTSA

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Tour through the Wildland Fire
- Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dating the Earth: How to Tell Geologic Time
- Dr. Alan Whittington

June 21, 2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hypersonics/Wind Tunnel
- Dr. Christopher Combs

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oceans and Hurricanes
- Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez

Further details of the professional development event, such as meeting invite and detailed agenda, will be sent to selected participants prior to June 13, 2022.
Contact Izzy De Leon with any questions.

workshop hosted by the CAMEE