The TO hosted a high school teacher and two students for a summer reseach project, as part of the Caltech Research Connection.

The team used specialized software to create realistic maps and simulations (movie1, movie2) of the movement of the earth's tectonic plates over the past 180 million years.

Below is a video of their final presentation (22 minutes). You can also see just the slides)

Participants: Alex Copley (mentor), High School Math teacher Lindsey Stancliff, and High School students Ashley Kennard and Jessica Kim

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