By Lisa Buckner
Photos were taken by Huw James
Saturday, Apr. 9 - Reach for the Stars! STEM Festival for middle school girls at Rice University 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Event was sold out (200 girls + chaperones). Huw James, Rene’ Mott and Lisa Buckner hosted and outdoor exhibit booth and gave away 150 GSH logo coiled toy springs and “Earth is Calling” brochures. We demonstrated P& S wave motion using a rainbow coiled toy spring, explained seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. We also also explained how geophysics applies to renewable energy. Some of the girls also tried to Find the Oil in the “magic box”. They made depth measurements using a laser tape measurer, graphed them and then selected a well location. Students looked at a rock and mineral sample collection including one from the Hockley salt mine, cut-away geophone and ION interpreted Gulf Coast regional seismic line.
The keynote speaker at the event was Dr. Nicola J. Fox, Director of the NASA Heliophysics Science Division. Go to https://space.rice.edu/ReachForTheStars/index.html for more information about the eve
Upcoming outreach events where we will host an educational booth needing volunteers
October 8, 2022
(9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
STEM/NOVA Day @HMNS
October 15, 2022
(11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Energy Day Festival @Sam Houston Park
November 5, 2022
(8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) @HMNS
Do you know of a school that has a career day seeking speakers, career fair or science night at which GSH might be able to host an educational booth?
If so, please contact Lisa Buckner at email@example.com and we can work together to bring awareness of geophysics to the students.