2017 Geomagnetism Summer Workshop: Magnetism, Electromagnetism, Solar Weather, and Power Systems

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Mon, 6/5/2017 - Fri, 6/9/2017
Please note: this event occurred in the past!


8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Participation Details:

  • Participants receive a stipend
  • Registration/Application required
  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) or CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) offered
  • Participation is limited:
    For Math, Science, and Special Education teachers


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Parent Program(s):

  • GIC Hazard Prediction: From Solar Wind to Power System Impacts




Magnetism, Electromagnetism, Solar Weather, Power Systems: From the Solar Wind to Power Systems Impacts

A professional development opportunity for mathematics, science, and special education teachers, associated with an NSF funded research project intended to improve the scientific understanding of the processes governing the impacts severe solar storms on our power distribution system.

Workshop runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

View the flyer (PDF)

Workshop participants will:

  • Explore magnets and the relationships between electricity and magnetism
  • Study space weather and the dynamic sun
  • Learn about our electricity delivery system
  • Investigate the risks geomagnetically induced currents pose to the power grid 
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Make mathematical models
  • Create standards aligned curriculum materials
  • Tinker
  • Wonder
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate


  • Attend and participate in 5 workshop days (35 hours), June 5 ‐ June 9, 2017
  • Complete pre and post online surveys (~2 hours) and subject matter tests
  • Plan and participate in a curriculum collaboration activity for your classroom
  • Implement activities from the summer workshops in your classroom


  • PDH credits
  • A $500 summer stipend and $250 follow‐up stipend
  • Collaboration with UIUC faculty and staff and with other teachers 
  • A kit of materials connected to the science and mathematics
  • Fun!

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