A Raman fellow from India who spent the spring semester at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) hopes to engage student teachers at her university in a program that teaches students how to use smart phones to collect scientific data. Dr. Divya Senan, from Sree Narayana Training College in Kerala, worked with UAH's Dr. Udaysankar Nair to develop curriculum for the Public Environmental Education and Research App (PEERA). PEERA uses smart phone cameras to create photo databases that can be used to document environmental problems and track land use changes. "We're trying to use the smart phone app in education," Dr. Senan said. "Students can go out into their communities and from their experiences find these changes in their environment."