Graduate students
UMaine graduate students Ashley Young, Beth Campbell, Erin Macro, and Carrie Armbrecht (missing: Phoebe Jekielek)
During the week of July 18, COSEE-OS hosted a new workshop pairing UMaine scientists and graduate students with formal educators from Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In this workshop, scientists worked collaboratively with the educators to create concept maps enabling effective communication of complex research topics to a variety of audiences. The educators then worked with the graduate students to link multimedia assets (videos, images, news articles, and research documents) to their maps.

Evaluation surveys from past workshops have shown that educators desire real data to use in their classrooms. In the latter part of this workshop, the educators worked closely with the graduate students to develop curriculum appropriate for inquiry-based lessons based on research data provided by the scientists. The datasets are provided here in Excel format. Graduate students may be contacted for help in understanding the data and implementing lessons.

Wastewater Runoff [ZIP, 908 KB]
Scientist: Damian Brady
Graduate Student: Beth Campbell
This dataset highlights the effects of runoff on dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll, as well as the influx of nutrients from wastewater treatment.

Arsenic & Genetic Expression [ZIP, 40 KB]
Scientist: Rebecca Van Beneden
Graduate Student: Erin Macro
These spreadsheets contain coded data from a study looking at gene expression in male and female mice in response to exposure to arsenic. The changes in gene expression are displayed as deviations from normal expression. Specific genes are highlighted to illustrate the differences.

Salinity and Temperature [ZIP, 72 KB]
Scientist: William Ellis
Graduate Student: Carrie Armbrecht
This dataset originates from buoy data from the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) and highlights the difference between a bay, channel and open ocean site. The changes in salinity and temperature over time are plotted along with some starter inquiry questions.

Seasonal Copeopod Changes [ZIP, 3.5 MB]
Scientist: Jeffrey Runge
Graduate Student: Phoebe Jekielek
This series of datasets explores the development and life cycle of Calanus copepods, a type of zooplankton. It includes data on the abundance of copepods and amount of nutrients that are available.

Cold Water Corals [ZIP, 9.2 MB]
Scientist: Rhian Waller
Graduate Student: Ashley Young
The data in this set represent abundances of different fauna on various surfaces as interpreted from a towed camera. Example graphs of abundance from different sites are included.

On Day 4, the graduate students also demonstrated some of the activities in the COSEE-OS publication Teaching Physical Concepts in Oceanography: An Inquiry Based Approach.