Ardis Herrold

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Ardis Herrold
Born Ardis Ann Maciolek
Residence Plymouth, Michigan
Fields Astronomy
Physical sciences
Institutions Grosse Pointe North High School[1]
Alma mater University of Michigan
Notable students Zackery Schroeder
Marie LaCombe[2]

Ardis Herrold is an astronomy and earth sciences educator at Grosse Pointe North High School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in geology. She went on to earn her master's degree in general science from Eastern Michigan University.[3] Ardis Herrold is a former president of the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association and is the adviser of Grosse Pointe North's radio astronomy team ('RATS').[3] The Grosse Pointe North High School 'RATS', under Ardis Herrold's advisory, are credited as being the first high school group to build its own radio telescope from scratch in the United States. Ardis Herrold also works in the education and outreach division of the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program.[4] In 2005, she was selected as science fair Teacher of the Year for her support of the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit.[5] Ardis Herrold has been the teacher sponsor of eleven International Science and Engineering Fair finalists.[5]


  1. ^ Ardis Herrold at Retrieved November 15, 2008
  2. ^ 2007 Michigan Science Fair Retrieved November 15, 2008
  3. ^ a b Grosse Pointe North High School Science Department Retrieved November 15, 2008
  4. ^ Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program Retrieved November 15, 2008
  5. ^ a b Metro Detroit Science Fair 2005 Teacher of the Year Retrieved November 15, 2008

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