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Romania represented at the annual ESA Summer Workshop for teachers

on 01 August 2014

40 teachers from 17 ESA Member States took part at the annual ESA Summer Workshop for teachers hosted at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 21 - 25 July 2014.

During this event dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) secondary school teachers, they were introduced to various methods and resources that allows them to bring space into their classroom. Ovidin Trofin, the Romanian teacher who took part at the event, summed up the workshop by saying:

“I saw something written on the wall of the Space Expo museum next to ESTEC which I think is so true:« Earth needs more Space ».”

The event included inspirational presentations, practical workshops and experiments. This year’s workshop focused on Rosetta, ESA’s historical mission that will land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the course of 2014. Experiments using comets and the Rosetta mission were demonstrated to illustrate fundamental concepts in physics and chemistry while chemistry and biology applications were discussed thoroughly with the teachers.

Other sessions of this workshop included a demonstration of resources related to remote sensing, the International Space Station, and ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle and the role of the national ESERO officeswas highlighted as well.
More information on the workshop can be found here.