On Friday, March 4th, AOML hosted 35 students from Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper National Labs Week. This national event is designed to introduce students from communities that are not well represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers to federal employees and lab facilities in the hopes of inspiring interest in these fields. Students from this Title 1 Miami-Dade County public high school soared into a hurricane though the eyes of our hurricane hunter scientists, experienced the challenge of engineering ocean observing technologies, discovered the microorganisms in our coastal beaches and met the programmers who create our next generation hurricane models to predict storms. AOML researchers brought their science within reach as hands-on experiments introduced concepts of ocean circulation, water properties, and microbial sampling. AOML partnered with The University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies to provide the bus services needed to bring the students to the federal laboratory.
Photo credit: NOAA
Students from Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School participate in STEM activities directed by researchers at NOAA’s AOML for My Brother’s Keeper National Labs Week. Image credit: NOAA