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.
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
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.