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As scientific discovery becomes more data-driven, there is a critical need to build a workforce with robust skills in scientific modeling and large-scale data analysis. Nowhere is the need to strengthen learning opportunities greater than in rural areas, where a majority of the nation’s school districts reside and where under-investment persists.
WeatherX is working to advance the knowledge of strategies that can promote scientific modeling practices and interest in data science among middle-school students in rural areas. To do so, the project is developing and studying a set of learning experiences where students use large-scale weather data to investigate extreme weather events on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, and in their rural communities.
Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science