Cool Science

The Cool Science team includes principal investigators: Jill Lohmeier (Associate Professor, UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education) and Bob Chen (Professor of Oceanography, UMass Boston).

Cool Science is a collaborative effort between the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences.  The Cool Science team brings an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenge of improving public understanding of climate change science.  Cool Science aims to engage students, teachers, parents, and the general public with the science of climate change through a statewide K-12 student art competition designed to foster learning about climate change. Students (and their teachers) are encouraged to develop a visual work of art that addresses one of three questions about climate change.  Winning entries have their work put on public display throughout the Lowell Regional Transit Authority bus system.