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The Boat-of-Knowledge in the Science Classroom

The “BooKS in Classroom” (Boat-of-Knowledge in the Science Classroom) project is a 5-year (2010-2015), $2.6m project funded by the NSF GK-12 program and led by Drs. Chang, Johnson, Liu, and Franklin. This project aims to enhance and broaden science and engineering education of graduate students at Ohio University and high-school students in nearby school districts. It also supports improvements of graduate student communication skills through activities on the Boat-of-Knowledge and interaction with high school teachers and students. The Boat-of-Knowledge, a central component of the project, is a scientific investigation boat in Ohio River. A virtual boat data-linked to the real-world boat will be developed to enable high school students to perform real-time, actual in-river scientific investigation in Ohio River from their classrooms.

Dr. David Diggle is the project manager of the BooKS project.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0947813. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.