UWRF Upward Bound Program

UWRF Professors James Madsen and Surujhdeo Seunarine have an extensive Antarctic research experience with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the neutron monitors at the South Pole.  Madsen is also on the steering committee for the SCAR Astronomy and Astrophysics in Antarctica Scientific Research Program and is an associate director of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, responsible for education and outreach.  Dr. Nuntiyakul’s summer visits to UWRF have resulted both in publications with students and visits for two UWRF students to Thailand.

Dr. Nuntiyakul gave annually a presentation to a few ten high school students in the UWRF Upward Bound program on her neutron monitor research.  This is a highly diverse group of 9th to 11th grade students, many of whom are English language learners.  It was especially nice that some of the students in the program were originally from Thailand. 

Ink and Kift are teaching Thai to high-school students born in the US.