SUT-US Brings Its School Touring Program to the Largest School District in Houston
By Audrey Guzman & Araceli Lopez-Acosta June 30, 2020
SUT-US greatly appreciates the volunteers that help present these sessions, as they make a great impact on the future leaders of our Society. A special thanks is extended to the following volunteers for committing their time and knowledge:
- Andrew Haigh, Geophysical Manager, Ocean Geo Solutions
- Derek Quigley, Geophysicist, Schlumberger
- Lisa Hill, Ocean Scientist, Oars
- Richard Weiland, Marine Geohazards Specialist, BHP
Andrew Haigh, SUT-US School Touring Program Chair, explained - “It’s always amazing the support we get from the teachers in middle schools. Bringing scientists into the classroom is a great way for the teachers to demonstrate that real people with real jobs exist and are using the science being taught.”
SUT-US is making efforts to continue bringing the program to schools even with the Covid-19 situation emphasized Mr. Haigh - “The school touring program is looking for additional avenues to continue the outreach program, including online opportunities, and working with science based YouTube outlets to keep bringing the unique science perspective that the SUT-US has to young enquiring minds during these complex educational times.”
SUT-US School Touring Program is regularly looking for volunteers to help present science materials to children from K-12. It is not difficult and anyone with a basic science background can participate and help us inspire students towards a career path in underwater technology. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering in one of these sessions, contact us here.
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