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2019 North America Regional Meeting Highlights

2019 NARM Attendees.

The NASA Langley Research Center Partnership hosted the North America Regional Meeting (NARM) and an Atmosphere Professional Learning Workshop 5-7 March 2019 in Hampton, Virginia, USA. 

NASA Langley led the 5 March 2019 Atmosphere workshop. This workshop provided introductory information, as well as in-depth understanding of atmosphere concepts; specifically focusing on clouds and aerosols, and the relation to NASA’s active Missions studying this area of atmospheric science. Stations during the workshop included “What are Aerosols?” “How to Use a Sun Photometer,” “How to Use Data to Do Student Research” and “How Researchers Use Your Observations.” The workshop was attended by 39 people, including facilitators. For more on the atmosphere workshop, see this article published by NASA.

NARM began early on 6 March 2019 with a welcome by Dave Young, Langley Director of Science, Allison Leidner, NASA Program Manager, and Tony Murphy, GIO Director. The NARM meeting was attended by approximately 59 people representing 23 Partnerships, the Country Coordinator from Canada, Kevin O’Connor, and affiliated organizations. Jennifer Bourgeault, Tony Murphy, Jessica Taylor, and Cornell Lewis shared program updates from the perspectives of the United States GLOBE Office, the GLOBE Implementation Office, the Working Groups, and the website.

Takeaways from the NARM experience.


Lightning talk sessions (a series of 6-minute presentations followed by a block of time to speak with the presenters), networking, tours of NASA Langley, and GLOBE observation data collection filled the rest of the 2-day meeting with time to network and build collaborative relationships throughout.

The lightning talks covered topics ranging from “Implementing a Statewide Virtual Science Symposium” and “GLOBE Clouds Data Challenges: Updates and Upcoming Opportunities” to “Supporting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Through STEM Experiences” and “The GLOBE Observer App: What’s New and What’s Next”.

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News origin: United States of America