Purdue Calumet Recieves Naval Research Grant

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Short Takes

Published on August 03, 2011 with No Comments

Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Science and Technology Education is expanding its submarine simulation enrichment project, Mission Ocean, for upper elementary and middle school students, thanks to a $300,000 grant it has received from the Office of Naval Research. Through Mission Ocean, students and teachers in northwest Indiana, as well as underserved student areas in and around Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Mississippi and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas apply science, engineering and mathematical concepts to solve a virtual deep sea problem from a simulated submarine control room. Mission Ocean is a nine-to-10-week physical science curriculum that combines submarine control room simulation with hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning. The project also helps students build skills and confidence to conduct team-based problem-solving. During the project, students rotate to different watch stations to work collaboratively with classroom peers to apply skills and concepts learned in science activities. The project also enables students to incorporate social studies and language arts as they develop global workforce skills. This is the third grant Purdue Calumet’s Center for Science and Technology Education has
received from the Office of Naval Research to expand Mission Ocean access. For more information, call 989-2348 or e-mail rivers@purduecal.edu.

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