Education and Public Outreach at ASIAA
There are 3 goals in education and outreach effort at ASIAA: bridging the gap of astronomy education and research, promoting ASIAA-led projects and scientific achievement, and raising awareness of astronomy in Taiwan.
One of the central missions of the ASIAA is to help educate next-generation astronomers in Taiwan. ASIAA has been working with universities to train graduate students by offering a wide range of research topics in both astronomy and instrumentation. Apart from graduate student program, we are also working to bridge the gap between astronomy teaching and research. The ASIAA Summer Student Program serves this purpose. In July each year we have more than 20 students from both inland and abroad to start their adventure in the world of astronomy research and in last August they present their first research results.
In order to engage with the general public, ASIAA started outreach effort as early as 2003, which is then expanded in 2010, an response to the recommendation in the Academia Sinica 5-year Review. We now have a 10-member committee to oversee and provide direction to the outreach activities and the 5-member support group, located in office 1301, to handle the daily task and duty.
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