Western Pennsylvania Section News, April 12, 2018

Western Pennsylvania Section News, April 12, 2018

Volunteers Needed – May 11 in Pittsburgh

Volunteers are needed for the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day May 11th. Contact Bob Mente NU3Q for more information and to sign up to help with communications. His email is nu3q@verizon.net


ARRL Announces 2018 Teachers Institutes on Wireless Technology

Do you know a teacher who is also a radio amateur? Please forward this information to any and all “Teacher/Hams” you know. These courses qualify for PA Act 48 credit. The cost of the courses, travel, lodging and meals are free to qualified teachers. Space is limited and the classes fill up fast, so advise teachers to register now.

As part of its educational outreach to schools through the Education & Technology Program, ARRL will offer three summer sessions of the 2018 Teachers Institute (TI) on Wireless Technology — an expenses-paid professional development seminar. The deadline to apply for this summer’s sessions is May 1. Apply online. Teachers Institute provides teachers at all grade levels with tools and strategies to introduce basic electronics, radio science, space technology, satellite communication, weather science, microcontrollers, and basic robotics in their classrooms. Wireless technology can be a useful tool within a context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based education. The Teachers Institute curriculum is designed for motivated teachers and other school staff who want to learn more about wireless technology and bring that knowledge to their students.