D2D with Captain Irving – How can we better prepare for severe weather? (STEM@GTRI)
Join us to learn about how scientists at GTRI are improving weather monitoring and preparedness technologies!
Join Captain Barrington Irving of the Flying Classroom alongside John Trostel and Jessica Losego of GTRI’s Severe Storms Research Center to learn more about how researchers are advancing weather monitoring and severe storm preparedness.
This session is connected to the following GSE. Instructional resources aligned to these GSE and the topic for the session will be available two weeks prior to the event with your registration.
S2E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.
S4E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to predict weather events and infer weather patterns using weather charts/maps and collected weather data.
This event will be recorded and immediately available to registrants following its conclusion.
About our speakers:
John Trostel and Jessica Losego are research scientists at the GTRI Severe Storms Research Center (SSRC). The SSRC works to advance weather monitoring and readiness systems to improve storm tracking, warning accuracy, and preparation lead times.
Captain Barrington Irving is a Jamaican-born American pilot who previously held the record for the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo, a feat he accomplished in 2007. He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat.
Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Miami, Florida.He is a graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. He turned down multiple football scholarship offers with his sights set on aviation, studying at Broward Community College and Florida Memorial University, where he graduated with honors. Learn more about Captain Irving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUiTNFAG4_c