InSTEP Lecture is Storms from the Sun: Space Weather

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Professor of Physics and Space Sciences Ramon Lopez of the Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Science, will present “Storms from
the Sun! The Science of Space Weather” on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The lecture, in the Eau Gallie High School Auditorium, is part of Florida Tech’s Integrated
Science Teaching Enhancement Partnership (InSTEP) program. It is free and open to the public.
Lopez leads a group conducting research in space physics and physics, and space science education. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he is
recipient of several awards, including two NASA Group Achievement awards and the 2002 American Physical Society Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service to
Science. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in space physics from Rice University in Texas.
InSTEP is funded by a $1.7 million grant to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation. The program enables university graduate students and faculty
to work with high school integrated science teachers in Brevard County public schools to develop inquiry-based learning modules.
For more information, contact Richard Tankersley co-principal investigator of InSTEP, at (321) 674-8195, or at

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