Students from Ypsilanti New Tech High School have been studying claims about climate change and water quality in the Great Lakes from a variety of perspectives, such as a biologist and climatologist, but also from the eyes of an economist, a public policy maker and a historian. A fundamental challenge for the students is to weigh the evidence being made to support claims by different disciplines and make decisions as to whether or not they believe the claims.
The poster session is part of a Michigan Sea Grant and the U of M Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach efforts to disseminate science results and broaden participation through inquiry-based study, using the New Tech High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a pilot. This is part of the Climate Impacts on Great Lakes Water Quality research project, funded through the National Science Foundation.
What: Ypsilanti New Tech High School students will present their findings after exploring:
- What is climate change?
- Is it having an effect on water quality in the Great Lakes?
- Why should I care?
- What can be done about it?
When: 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17
Where: University of Michigan Lurie Engineering Center
Who should attend: Anyone interested in STEM education, classroom applications of science, undergrad and graduate students in education, science and environmental issues, scientists working on Great Lakes issues, anyone else interested in Great Lakes issues. See: Project WebsiteQuestions? Contact Elizabeth LaPorte