Astronomical Society of the Pacific 126th Annual Meeting

Celebrating Science

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The ASP’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held August 2-6, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA, just south of San Francisco. The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) workshop will be held August 2-3, 2014. The E/PO Meeting will be held August 4-6, 2014.

Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work through

Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Engaging with 21st Century Media and Technology

Enhancing Science Communication Skills and Practices

Evaluating, Assessing and Documenting E/PO Impacts

Promoting Multicultural Diversity and Gender Equity

Using Authentic Science and Citizen Science

Improving Our Professional Practice

Plenaries, Panels and Workshops

Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and former Executive Director of the George
Lucas Educational Foundation will deliver the Supporters Luncheon
keynote address

Kick-off plenary will feature a discussion with high-level STEM agency
administrative officials, tackling Co-STEM and the future of federal
funding and programs in STEM education/outreach, with panelists
Shelley Canright (NASA Education) and Janice Earle (NSF Education and
Human Resources).

Panel moderator Bonnie Meinke (Space Telescope Science Institute) will
lead Increasing Diversity in Earth and Space Science, an interactive
plenary discussion with panelists sharing their perspectives from working
with diverse audiences, including Native Americans, African Americans,
Hispanics/Latinos, and girls and women. Panelists are: Gibor Basri
(University of California, Berkeley), Annette Lee (St. Cloud University),
Karen Kenney (Girls Inc. of the Island City), and Salvador Acevedo

Panel moderator Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center) will lead a
Working with Scientists Who Interact with Public Audiences plenary,
about enhancing the science communication skills of research scientists.
Panelists will include Lakisha Witzel (UC San Francisco), Suzy Gurton

(ASP), and Sue Ellen McCann (KQED and the Center for Advancing
Informal Science Education).

Panel moderator Linda Shore, new Executive Director of the ASP and prior
Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium, will lead a Next
Generation Science Standards (NGSS) plenary to address implications for
schools, school districts, and teacher professional development
providers. Panelists include Janet Carlson (Stanford), Julia Plummer
(Penn State), and Caleb Cheung (Oakland USD).

Panel moderator Sanlyn Buxner (Planetary Sciences Institute) will lead

Weighing the Balance of Science Literacy in Education and Public Policy.
Plenary panelists will include Chris Impey (University of Arizona) and
Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium).

Keynote speaker Dennis Bartels, Executive Director of the Exploratorium,
will address connections across formal and informal STEM learning.

Other plenaries and concurrent sessions will explore NASA EPO impacts
and metrics, public science literacy, “big science,” and amateur
astronomers’ impact on research and outreach.

Calling 2014 Annual Meeting Volunteers!

Anyone interested in volunteering with the ASP and helping to make our 2014 Annual Meeting in Burlingame (August 2-6) a great success is encouraged to contact Albert Silva: asilva {at} Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles – from registration to workshop support to overall logistics. Apart from hobnobbing with some of the science world’s best and brightest, what’s in it for you? Well, volunteers who commit to one full day will receive a complimentary ASP Individual Membership, and get to attend the Annual Meeting for one non-volunteer day as our guest. University students, astronomy club members, teachers, science enthusiasts … all are welcome to sign up early and join the ASP as we continue to advance science literacy through astronomy!

From: August 02, 2014 00:00
To: August 06, 2014 23:59

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, 94010, Burlingame, United States


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