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HS Student Opportunity: Extreme Heat and its Impact on Environmental Injustice

Monday, May 24, 2021 7:41 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

The Desert Research Institute in partnership with Coronado High School would like to offer a virtual summer research experience to high school students.


Title:  Extreme Heat and its Impact on Environmental Injustice

Duration:  June 1st - June 30th

Description:  In this 4 week program, students will conduct research on the effects of temperature on workplace safety for outdoor workers under the guidance of Ms. Keehu of Coronado High School and Dr. Erick Bandala of the Desert Research Institute.  Teams of 2-3 students will be assigned one city in the Southwest or South East.  Students will collect and analyze data from the US Department of Labor and DRI Climate Engine.  Data from all cities will be combined to create a scientific paper and poster presentation.  


Please view the following video for a brief introduction to the program:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHZw9uQ_eHrSqgkZQvX3-M_DaMOE_spq/view?usp=sharing


The goals of this program are:
 
1-Students will understand the effects of temperature on workplace safety for outdoor workers.
2-Students will learn how to analyze and interpret data using statistical analysis.
3-Students will learn how to write a scientific article
4-Students will present their poster at a scientific conference

If you are interested, please fill out the interest form below.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Hokunani Keehu at keehuhr@nv.ccsd.net


We look forward to meeting you!  

https://forms.gle/xiaMtrDuLAFL2r3AA


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