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Education with GROWTH

Education Workshop 2016

In 2016, GROWTH organized a 2 day workshop open to astronomers and educators from around the world to discuss and develop novel tools and materials for undergraduate astronomy education focusing on the broad area of time-domain astronomy. The main objective of this workshops was two-fold. First, we looked for creative and effective ways to integrate GROWTH resources (expertise, facilities, data, etc) into universities' curriculum in order to provide students with a very hands-on, research-based learning experiences. Second, we explored various communications tools to connect teachers and students from different nationalities and backgrounds into one global classroom, bringing together diverse perspectives on commonly discussed topics. The newly developed approaches and materials will be free to use by everyone and will be shared with the community via our website and newsletter.

Next to our annual workshops, we are eager to take part in similar initiatives organized by colleagues around the world. We encourage astronomy faculty members and teaching staff to get in touch with us.


GROWTH Winter School 2018

GROWTH is organizing a winter school for advanced undegraduate and graduate students on the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India between Dec 3-5, 2018. The main objective of the school is to introduce students to multiwavelenght follow up observations of transient events via a set of short lectures followed by hand-on tutorials. During the school, students will perform analysis on real data from the GROWTH network of observatories and conduct observations with the newly commissioned GROWTH-India telescope. All lectures, data sets and code will be made available online for the larger student community.

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.