Four NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Present at USA Science and Engineering Festival

Four NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni: Caitlin Fine (TAS 2011), Rebecca Kimport (TAS 2010), Elizabeth Martz (TAS 2007), and Candice Autry (TAS 2006) shared hands-on science at the NOAA booth during the USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 28-29, 2012.The festival was held at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington D.C. It is the country’s only national science festival, and was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science.

Rebecca Kimport (TAS 2010), a tenth-grade chemistry teacher at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. was aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson 

Elizabeth Martz (TAS 2007), a middle school science teacher from Maryland, was aboard NOAA Ship Albatross IV. 

Caitlin Fine (TAS 2011), a science teacher at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in Arlington, VA was aboard R/V Walton Smith while scientists conducted ecosystem monitoring off the Southeast coast of the United States.  

Candice Autry (TAS 2006), a middle school science teacher from Washington, D.C, was aboard NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson for 12 days in August while scientists conducted hydrographic surveys in Atlantic waters. 

A person standing behind a NOAA table that has a laptop and they are holding a conductivity probe.
Candice Autry, TAS 2006, demonstrating how to determine distance using sonar (holding a conductivity probe).