Airborne Research Experience for Educators

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Artist's concept of a Gulfstream aircraft in flight with a scanning instrument aimed at the groundEnroll in the NASA Electronic Professional Development Network for a self-directed online course to learn about the G-III UAVSAR earthquake study, and engage students in a middle school student design challenge.

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Airborne Research Experience for Educators

AREE project icon showing airplane above letters UAVSAR Interested persons may complete a free, self-directed online course to learn about the NASA G-III/C-20A Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar earthquake investigations. Image Credit: NASA The Airborne Research Experience for Educators, or AREE, provides research-based experiences for K-12 educators who use the unique environment of NASA flight platforms. Educators practice science by becoming involved in NASA earth science and flight missions.

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Technician Daniel Burgdorf NASA Dryden test range operations technician Daniel Burgdorf explains the various flight test data parameters displayed on screens that are monitored by flight test engineers to AREE program teachers in one of Dryden's control rooms. Image Credit: NASA / Ken Ulbrich Twelve educators from across the country came to the high desert of Southern California in July to participate in NASA's Airborne Research Experience for Educators (AREE), a 10-day workshop and research experience at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center.

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Spotlighted Sites

Aircraft in flight Flight Platform, G-III  →
Learn about the G-III and other NASA manned and unmanned aircraft that support Earth system science research.

Map with earthquake data overlay Science Behind the Mission, UAVSAR  →
Learn about the science behind the G-III UAVSAR missions to study Earth systems.

View of Earth from space NASA Science: Earth Systems  →
Learn about NASA’s Earth Science program.

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Interact with other AREE teachers in an online community of practice.

Page Last Updated: November 21st, 2014
Page Editor: Sandra May