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New York City Research Initiative

NYCRI NASA Research-Based Learning Units and Courses

The following NYCRI NASA research based learning units and courses will be formulated and implemented during the 2006-2007 academic year, then placed on this website. If you have an interest in any of these materials, please check this page throughout the academic year.

1. Earth Climate Course: What Determines a Planet's Climate?

Developed at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

2. Middle and High School Learning Units:

Developed by Dr. Paul Marchese, Queensborough Community College / CCNY

  • Mass of a Planet
  • Density
  • Magnets
  • Solar Wind

3. EdGCM: PC Version of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Global Climate Model

Developed by the EdGCM Cooperative Project of Columbia University

4. High School Learning Units:

Developed by Dr. Shermane Austin, Medgar Evers College / CCNY

  • Design a Mission to the Edge of Space
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing

5. Nanotechnology

Developed by Mike Yeksel, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Nanotechnology Presentation
  • Nanotechnology Background and Sample Problems

6. Engineering Design Projects:

Developed by Joseph S. Miles & Siva Thangam, Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Systems Engineering Design Methodology with examples utilizing Advanced Vehicles for Space Transportation
  • A Robot Analysis and Construction (ROBOCON) Project

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