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Dr. James A. Brey
Maury Project
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Dr. David R. Smith
Maury Project
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Annapolis, MD 21402
Tel: 410-293-6553
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Summer 2015 Workshop at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD



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The Maury Project is a teacher enhancement program of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) based on studies of the physi­cal foundations of oceanography.  It is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, and mathematics among precollege students. The project is named after Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), considered by many as the founder of the science of oceanography.

The AMS has a long-term interest in precollege ocean education.  It serves the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, and publishes oceanographic research journals.

Major components of the Maury Project include (a) the identification and training of a cadre of master oceanographic education resource teachers who will assist the AMS in training other precollege teachers on oceanographic topics, and (b) the development and implementation of scientifically accurate and pedagogically sound instructional resource materials for teachers.

In recognition of the underrepresentation of certain groups in the Earth system sciences, the Maury Project incorporates a special AMS/NOAA initiative to promote minority participation in science through teacher enhancement. The goal is to train as many teachers as possible who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and/or teach (or will peer train teachers who teach) significant numbers of precollege students from underrepresented groups.

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The Maury Project is an initiative of the American Meteorological Society in cooperation with the United States Naval Academy and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and is directly supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR Grant No. N000141410148). Past support came from the Teacher Enhancement Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. ESI-9353370). NOAA provides in-kind support for the Maury Project summer workshop.

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