Williams Bay Starts a New IDATA Student Team
The closure of Yerkes Observatory ended area high schoool students' astrophysics experiences. Luckily, IDATA was in need of new students. Nine students from the Geneva Lake area signed up to be part of this group. They are meeting for six hours a month to help design software that can be used by blind and visually impaired scientists and students to study asteroids. First, they need to learn something about living without sight and a lot about astronomy and computing science.
Kara Rowbotham Leads the IDATA Team
The IDATA project is very lucky to have Kara Rowbotham to lead the IDATA WB team. Kara is a chemistry and physics teacher at Williams Bay High School and has been volunteering for many years with Yerkes Edcuation Outreach. She has worked at Yerkes Observatory for the past three years as the coordinatior and lead mentor for the McQuown Scholars program. You may have even seen her at summer camp. Over the years Kara has been involved in almost every aspect of observatory life in Williams Bay.
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