THE CYBERUNIVERSE OF JAMES A. PETRAIT

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Fasten your imaginary space vehicle seatbelt and be ready for a fascinating journey into my cyberuniverse system of home pages. Structured on my many diverse interests, you surely will make some contacts with some new knowledge from the infinite largeness of outer space to the infinite smallness of the basic particles of matter. If you find no new interests, it is probably because you have journeyed down the path of new knowledge more than I have. If that is the case, then please let me know some of the amazing discoveries that you have made during your voyage. While exploring the links in my cyberuniverse, please be aware that those who run the linked home pages are responsible for the information that they give and my links to them do not mean that I endorse or agree with everything on their home pages. Also please be sure to give me credit for any of the text or graphics from this page that you copy and pass on to others. However, you are welcome to establish a link to my cyberuniverse from your home page.

Biographical data.

My award from President Clinton.

Go to my cybermeme.net website. There you can find the links to all of my websites - hundreds of pages online!

I have another homepage site which was originally located in the "Athens" section of geocities. You can go to this page at its current location at The Cybergalaxy of James Petrait

I also have a site called The Cybermeme Site This homepage is an attempt to develop an evolutionary way of education in cyberspace by the use of the science of memetics. Visit this site and become infected with a kind of meme that I call a cybermeme!

I also run the home page for St. Joseph High School, St.Croix, Virgin Islands.

AT THE MAY 10, 1996 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS CEREMONY IN WASHINGTON D.C.


James Petrait Presidential Award

I am standing next to the NSF Director.

 

James Petrait receiving Presidential Award

I am shaking the hand of the NSF Director.

 

Hillary Clinton at the 1996 NSF Presidential Awards

Hillary Clinton giving the Keynote Speech at the Awards Ceremony.

 

I was the only secondary science teacher from the U.S. Territories group to receive the national Presidential Award at the National Academy of Sciences. Hillary Clinton gave the keynote speech and the award included a week of expense-paid activities in Washington, D.C. These activities included dinner at the State Department, a dinner-cruise on the Potomac, and a reception at the Smithsoniam Air and Space Museum.

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA


---B.A. degree, University of Detroit; M.Ed. degree, University of Georgia during a National Science Foundation (NSF) Academic Year Institute (AYI) Grant program.
---Also attended the Catholic University of America; and NSF Grant Programs at Christian Brothers College, Vanderbilt University, St.Lawrence University, Ball State University, West Virginia University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Texas. Have credits from Brigham Young University.
---Nationally-published articles in the AMERICAN BIOLOGY TEACHER, the SCIENCE TEACHER, the CATHOLIC DIGEST, the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD and the JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF AMATEUR RADIO ASTRONOMERS (SARA) , and CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE.
---Science Education lectures and workshops given at Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Detroit, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Layton, Orlando, Purdue University, Anaheim, and at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
---Winner of five national science education awards: OUTSTANDING BIOLOGY TEACHER AWARD from the National Association of Biology Teachers (included a $1000. research microscope), a STAR AWARD from the National Science Teachers Association (included $250.), two OHAUS AWARDS from the National Science Teachers Association (one for $500. and one for $250.), and a1995 NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING. that included a $7500. grant to the school for science education and an all-expense paid trip to Washington for two.
---Former President of the Michigan Association of Biology Teachers, former President of the Utah Biology Teachers Association and a former Board member and Publicity Chairman for the Utah Science Teachers Association.
---Holder of a GENERAL CLASS RADIO AMATEUR LICENSE, Call letters are NP2DP.
---Contributed to the BSCS BIOLOGY, Green Version, 6th Edition.
---Listed in MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, and MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD and in MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN EDUCATION.
---Participated in an NSF funded program on RADIATION BIOLOGY at St. Lawrence University.
---Partiicipated in an NSF fiunded program on PHYSICAL SCIENCE at Christian Brothers College.
---Participated in an NSF funded program on DRUGS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR at Vanderbilt University.
---Participated by invitation in the NSF funded HUMAN GENETICS AND BIOETHICS WORKSHOP FOR OUTSTANDING BIOLOGY TEACHERS at Ball State University.
---Visited the main control room at the U.S. Atomic Bomb testing site in Nevada and stood at the rim of an atomic bomb crater.
---Present at the noon launch of the space shuttle Challenger's last successful flight.
---Started the SEEDS FOR A NEW LIFE program on St.Croix after Hurricane Hugo. Thousands of packets of seeds were distributed on St.Croix.
---Continuing Astronomy Associate at the National Astronomy Radio Observatory (NRAO) at Greenbank, WV. Participated in a training program in Radio Astronomy at Greenbank, WV.
---First science teacher from the Virgin Islands to receive NATIONAL CERTIFICATION from the National Science Teachers Association.
---TEACHER RESOURCE AGENT for the American Astronomical Society since participating in the NSF, AASTRA program at Northern Arizona University.
---1996 ACCESS EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING BIOLOGY TEACHERS from the Genentech Corporation. This included a laptop computer and a week of internet training at Genentech in San Francisco.
---1997 Alternate for the ALBERT EINSTEIN FELLOWSHIP FOR DISTINGUISHED SCIENCE EDUCATORS (1 of the 6 teachers chosen out of 61 applicants).This included an all-expense paid trip to Washington to be interviewed by government science officials.
----1998 Participated NSF ASTRONOMY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP at the University of Texas.
It included a week of sky observations at the MC DONALD OBSERVATORY in Western Texas.
---1999 Participated in the funded SPACE SCIENCE WORKSHOP at the Wright Science Center at Tufts University.
---2000 Finalist for the Virgin Islands CHRISTA MC AULIFFE FELLOWSHIP.
---Virgin Islands REPRESENTATIVE for the SETI - LEAGUE. (the leading worldwide organization devoted to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence by the use of radio astronomy data.)
---Muon Research Article published in the Journal of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers -2003.
---Evolution Teaching article published nationally by the Catholic News Service - 2005
---2007: Published book "Faith Stories from a Science Teacher"
--- Webmaster for the Diocesan Website, the Catholic Islander Website, St. Joseph Catholic Church website, and the St. Joseph Catholic High School website, and other websites.

Last update: April 24, 2011


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