K-12 Student Programs

The Office of Space Science Education (OSSE) has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of a variety of programs and activities to inspire interest and enhance learning in the subject areas of earth and space science for K-12 students. Every effort has been made to insure that these standards-based programs incorporate an inquiry-based, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to learning. Our programs are designed to capture the students' imaginations, encourage them to conduct their own scientific investigations, and write about their work.

OSSE K-12 Student Programs

Student Workshops

Atmospheric and Earth Science Workshop for High School Students

The CIMSS Student Workshop on Atmospheric, Satellite, and Earth Sciences features an exciting five-day agenda in meteorology, astronomy, remote sensing and geology. Participating students stay on campus in lakeside dorms and experience science education, research and technology through hands-on activities, working directly with scientists, graduate students and professors.

Student Scholarship Award

Verner E. Suomi Scholarship Award for High School Seniors

Any graduating high school senior who plans to attend a University of Wisconsin System undergraduate program in the physical sciences; especially meteorology, earth science, oceanography, physics, astronomy, science or math education, environmental science and engineering.