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COSEE-TEK

Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Technology and Engineering for Knowledge (COSEE-TEK)

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The goal of COSEE-TEK is to innovate and adapt approaches to improve the quality, availability, and impact of ocean science education by linking science, technology, and engineering to catalyze learning and communication of STEM topics for teachers, students, scientists, and the public. COSEE-TEK will address the crucial linkages between science, technology, and engineering in the field of oceanography and provide educational resources that highlight the history, breadth, and advancement of oceanographic technologies. The Center is a collaboration between the University of Connecticut’s Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center (NURTEC) and Sea Grant program, as well as Project Oceanology and The Mystic Aquarium/Institute for Exploration. Other partners include: American School for the Deaf, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, UConn School of Engineering, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Ocean Technology Time-Space Continuum
Ocean Technology Time-Space Continuum
Discoveries in science of every discipline have been enabled by advances in technology. Due to the challenge of the alien underwater world, however, this reliance upon technology is arguably greater for ocean sciences than any other field of scientific inquiry. Since the historic expedition of the HMS Challenger, the advancement of knowledge in ocean sciences has been tightly coupled with, and dependent upon, the development and use of technological tools that have provided new data and insights into the ocean’s mysteries. The pace of our understanding is increasing with the evolution of modern oceanographic ships, observing systems, remotely and autonomously operated vehicles (ROV’s, AUV’s, gliders), submersibles, advanced diving, innovative sampling tools and sensors, and remote sensing technologies. The vastness and complexity of the ocean has required researchers to apply a range of technologies spanning both time and space.

COSEE-TEK plans to develop, coalesce, highlight and evaluate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related broader impact resources pertaining to a large number of ocean science technologies. To address the need for enhanced integration of technology into K-12 curricula, COSEE-TEK will be develop innovative activities and resources based upon the latest undersea technologies and apply emerging information and communication technologies to disseminate this content in meaningful, engaging ways. Ocean sciences offer a multitude of opportunities to demonstrate how unique and emerging sampling, observation, information and communication technologies can be applied to each of these strategies to improve teaching and learning. Specific objectives of the center include;

  • Provide effective activities that enhance knowledge, pedagogical insights, community connections and experiences for the research community in formal and/or informal education environments to strengthen broader impacts,
  • Develop innovative resources to improve the quality, availability, and impact of ocean science and technology in education and outreach efforts,
  • Foster communications and collaborations amongst the ocean science, technology, education and public outreach communities

Each of these objectives will be met through a series of innovations and activities that continually seek to link ocean science and technology with education and outreach. The Center will seek to develop new partnerships and programs that will catalyze learning and communication opportunities for researchers, STEM educators (both formal and informal), students and the public. The Center will also conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of its approaches and media to deliver and disseminate science and technology content.

It is a natural evolution to expand ocean literacy with knowledge about the tools used to investigate ocean issues, in particular ocean technologies and the skills necessary to use them. In doing so, we hope to bolster innovative thinking and technological breakthroughs in ocean science and engineering to enhance ocean science and technology literacy and engage the next generation of STEM workforce.

Mystic Aquarium/Institute for Exploration. Other partners include: American School for the Deaf, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, UConn School of Engineering, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Mystic Aquarium/Institute for Exploration. Other partners include: American School for the Deaf, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, UConn School of Engineering, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.