Chamber joins Library to spotlight JASON Project Command Console

JASON Project Annoucement - 4-7-12

On Saturday, April 7, the Chamber and the San Antonio Public Library invited the public out to preview the new JASON Project at the Central Library.

Using multiple platforms and technologies, The JASON Project’s revolutionary approach to science education immerses students in challenging, real-world situations where they are connected with – and mentored by – top scientists from such organizations as NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Geographic Society.

This innovative program creates these connections using multiple technologies – including educational games, videos, live interactivity and social networking – to embed its partners’ cutting-edge research in rigorous curricula.

The installation of the JASON Project was made possible by the generous support of the Hispanic Chamber, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, Frost Bank, IBC Bank and Rackspace Hosting.  San Antonio is the only city in Texas to house the JASON Project Command Console and one of 17 consoles in the nation. The JASON Project was founded in 1989 by Oceanographer Dr. Bob Ballard.

Pictured in photo left to right: Adrian Martinez, SAHCC Business Development Coordinator; Ramiro Salazar, Library Director; Anita Uribe Martin, SAHCC Executive Board Member; Jennifer Velasquez, Library Teen Services Coordinator; Jean Brady, Library Board of Trustees Chair and Kaye Lenox, Library Foundation President.  Photo by: Hondo Aguilar, San Antonio Public Library