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Join experts from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics and the National Air and Space Museum to learn about using images from space to teach data visualization.
Session goals:
  • Explain how scientists visualize data.
  • Identify examples of creative data visualization.
  • Create your own data visualization.
Dr. Kimberly Arcand is a leading expert in astronomy visualization and has been a pioneer in 3D imaging, printing, and extended reality applications with astrophysics data. She has worked for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory since 1998. Her current research includes sonification of spatial data, screen-based holograms and other intersections of emerging technology and astrophysics. 
Hunter Bourjaily is currently the Teacher Professional Development Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. She works with the education department to plan and facilitate STEM-focused professional development (PD) sessions. Her fellowship will culminate with the three-week long Teacher Innovator Institute (TII) during which educators from across the country travel to DC to learn the latest in STEM education. Hunter participated in TII in 2019-2022 before transitioning into the fellowship role. When not working in Washington, D.C. Hunter teaches at Palmer Elementary School. She started her career there as a 4th/5th grade teacher, then the 5th grade teacher, and finally the Senior Team Lead/interventionist. While at Palmer, Hunter shared her love of STEM with students and colleagues by integrating projects and technology into her classroom. 
This is a virtual event. The Zoom link to join will be emailed to all registered participants the week before the event.