2012 Presentations

2012 Workshop: Learning Math & Science Through Sailing

On October 5, 2012, NSHOF hosted the 3rd Annual Learning Math & Science Through Sailing Workshop at the United States Naval Academy's Crown Sailing Center. Attendees to this workshop had the opportunity to engage in dialogue and brainstorming, as well tour the Naval Academy's HydroLab.

Below are links to PowerPoint videos with audio of the presentations that were made:


Go to presentation - Dr. Korpus The Math & Physics of Sailing: An Example for STEM Education

Dr. Richard Korpus Richard Korpus, PhD.
Applied Fluid Technologies

Plus - Physics and the America's Cup Catamarans.Discusses how to use real-world examples to engage and challenge youth. Includes video & animations of computer modeling of BMW/Oracle America's Cup triamaran.

Go to presentation by Richard Korpus.


go to presentation by Doug Wilson The Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System and Other Technological Advances in Climate and Ocean Data Gathering

doug wilson Doug Wilson
Caribbean Wind, LLC (recently retired from NOAA)

A discussion of the real-time online tools available for educators to use NOAA's high-technology data gathering buoy system to teach a variety of lessons in math and various sciences.

Go to presentation by Doug Wilson.


Go to presentation by Jessica Servis. Introducing REACH, A Middle School US Sailing STEM Initiative

Jessica Servis Jessica Servis
US Sailing

An introduction to a modular curriculum support product for use by middle schools around the country.

Go to presentation by Jessica Servis.


Go to presentation by Dr. Angela Moran SET Sail, The Mechanics of Sailing and STEM OUTREACH / INREACH

Dr. Angela Moran Dr. Angela Moran
USNA Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of USNA STEM

A discussion about the Naval Academy's extensive involvement in STEM education programs and resources available to educators.

Go to presentation by Dr. Angela Moran.


Go to presentation by Andrew Johnston Time and Tide: The Untold Story of Getting From Here to There

Andrew Johnston Andrew Johnston
Geographer and Research Specialist, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

One of the curators describes the Smithsonian's newest exhibit called "Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There" - to debut March 2013 , touching on fundamental aspects of the evolution of sailing navigation.

Go to presentation by Andrew Johnston.

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