AuroraEDU for schools
I have been fascinated by the Northern Lights since very long. No, since extremely long! In fact, I was so fascinated, that I finally decided to move up North, to be able to chase them freely, to look at them, to observe their beauty, to feel them… and, to show others what I felt the first time I saw them, and to induce to others, at least part of my love and admiration for the Aurorae.
At the same time, I can’t (and I don’t want to) forget my actual background – which is scientific researcher. I have a PhD in Science, specializing in Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-Ray diffraction and synthesis of functional materials (thermoelectric) by solid-state and soft chemistry routes. As a postdoc, I worked in the field of metallurgy, within the characterization of the kinetical behaviour of martensitic steels.
As for the research engineer part of my career, I have studied the microstructural features of steels used for the manufacture of nuclear reactor vessels, through electron and optical microscopy techniques, as well as image processing and granulometry studies. I have also been involved in Polymer Chemistry, at the same time being fascinated by advanced Mathematical calculus, applying it to anything you could imagine! …even Northern Lights!
Let’s admit it: Northern Lights, weather and cool science are just fascinating!
Why not share the fascination for these phenomena to kids in schools? Help them learn a thing or two about this amazing Light that’s in the Arctic winter Night Sky, or about our weather?
I like teaching children, in a fun way, about the Aurora, about the Night Sky, about weather and cool science.
At school during an extracurricular activity, or, why not right out in the field? Teach them cool stuff, such as to recognize constellations and to find their way with the stars, or to look at the Night Sky with a telescope… Or listen to the Northern Lights! Or teach them to identify clouds and to forecast weather, in a fun way! Or create small scale clouds and other cool weather experiments. Or… just show them how fun research is!
So what’s this all about?
Well, all that you read up to this point are just a few ideas of what I expect from this project. You might have other ideas, and they’re most welcome. Don’t hesitate to get in contact and thus to be part and help grow the Aurora EDU project!