U. Washington Scientists Show STEM Teachers How To Make Underwater Sensors

By on July 23, 2015

Nearly 40 teachers attended the workshop to build underwater temperature sensors. (Credit: Mitchell Elend)


University of Washington scientists are teaming up with primary and secondary school teachers in the state to help ready future oceanographers, according to a release from the school. Almost 40 teachers from 18 school districts worked with scientists from the university’s College of the Environment as part of the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership workshop in late June.

During the workshop, teachers learned how to build their own underwater sensors. The newly built sensors will share data with a website that allows communities near Puget Sound to keep track of environmental conditions where the sensors are to be deployed.

The program’s main objective is that teachers take the technology back to their classrooms and encourage students to build their own sensors. Additionally, each participant will mentor three other teachers at their schools. The program is state-funded and will last three years.

Top image: Nearly 40 teachers attended the workshop to build underwater temperature sensors. (Credit: Mitchell Elend)

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