16th Symposium on Education (Expanded View)

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Sunday, 14 January 2007
5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Sunday, Exhibit Hall C
Poster Session 1 Poster Session
Chairs: Marianne J. Hayes, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, Springfield, VA; Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO
 P1.1Weather, Weather, Weather at National Hispanic University  
Cecilia Serrano, AMS, San Jose, CA
P1.2Weather & Climate Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Geography and Geology  
Jerry A. Griffith, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
 P1.3Utilizing GLOBE as an Inquiry-Based Teaching Strategy in the Shenandoah Valley  
M.K. Handley, James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA; and M. Fenzel, M. Blanchard, and C. J. Brodrick
 P1.4Using online chat and discussion forums to foster student understanding of weather and oceanography topics and concepts  
Matthew J. Benus, Purdue Univ., Hammond, IN
 P1.5Using Historic Events in Teaching the AMS Online Meteorology Course  
Lallie F. Scott, Northeastern State Univ., Tahlequah, OK
 P1.6Use of radiosonde launch video coupled with data analysis lab activity to increase understanding of upper air data in an undergraduate introductory meteorology course  
Tim R. Walsh, Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview, TX; and M. Bryan
 P1.7The sea & sky connection in a high school physical science class  
Ann Kelly, AMS/AERA, St. Louis, MO
P1.8The Role of Government in Meteorological and Oceanographic Education  
Faye W. McCollum, AMS/Atmospheric Resource Agent, Columbus, GA
 P1.9Teaching Online Weather at Gavilan College  
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA
 P1.10Teaching Online Ocean Studies at Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California  
Michael Hunter, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
 P1.11Teaching meteorological instrumentation on the cruise liner Explorer of the Seas  
Bruce Albrecht, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and S. Vargus, I. Jo, C. Maxwell, L. Farmer, and E. Williams
 P1.12Teaching elementary students about climate variability through the Globe Program  
William R. Huskin, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA
 P1.13Teaching an online oceanography laboratory course using the American Meteorological Society online ocean studies curriculum  
Jacquelyn Hams, Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA
 P1.14Supporting research efforts through enhanced education and hands-on learning: Issues of data quality and quantity  
Lauren Bodenhamer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Postawko, M. Morrissey, and M. Koeka
 P1.15Successfully incorporating a "weather model' into an introductory meteorology class: what does it take?  
Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
 P1.16SPaRCE (Schools of the Pacific Rainfall Climate Experiment): Fifteen years of integrating research and education  
Melissa Koeka, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Postawko, L. Bodenhamer, and M. Morrissey
 P1.17SOAP: An undergraduate education and research program to measure and understand the climatology of storms in Southeast Texas  
Courtney Schumacher, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and K. Brugman, L. Hopper, and C. Hernandez
 P1.18SERC resources for weather and climate educators  
Bill Bruihler, Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, MN
 P1.19Results of the initial offering of Online Ocean Studies at Palo Alto College  
Glen S. Tanck, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
 P1.20Progress in the Implementation Of Online Ocean Studies in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences at North Carolina Central University  
Harris E. Williams, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
 P1.21Professional Development for Undergraduate Minority Meteorology Students Through the NOAA Educational Partnership with Minority Serving Institutions  
John L. Shoemake Sr., Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and M. D. Benjamin, S. L. Dixon, K. D. Hair, M. L. Jones, and Q. D. Jones
 P1.22Preliminary results of a new laboratory exercise to study microscale spatial temperature changes on a university campus  extended abstract
Steven B. Newman, Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain, CT
 P1.23Overcoming inertia: Building acceptance of and interest in new meteorology and oceanography courses  
David M. Lawrence, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
P1.24Online Ocean Course at Columbus State University  
William J. Frazier, Columbus State Univ., Columbus, GA
 P1.25OK-WARN: Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification  extended abstract
Vincent T. Wood, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
 P1.26Laboratory Exercises for Enhancing Alaska Pacific University's online oceanography courses  
Richard L. Myers Jr., Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
 P1.27Introducing Online Ocean Studies at a large urban community college  
Alta S. Cate, Houston Community College, Central Campus, Houston, TX
 P1.28Integration of Globe Protocols Across the High School Science Curriculum  
Michael Jaycox, Rockingham County Public Schools, Harrisonburg, VA; and R. Kohrs and D. Zook
 P1.29Integrating online weather studies into a university flight training program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University  extended abstract
Gene A. Hetsel, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK
P1.30Initiating Introduction of Online Weather Studies  
Ravindra K. Malik, Albany State University, GA, Albany, GA
 P1.31Implementing Online Introductory Oceanography Lab and Lecture courses in a Large Urban University  
Neptune Srimal, Florida International Univ., Miami, FL
 P1.32Implementing AMS Online Weather Studies and Online Ocean Studies at Columbia Union College  
Serhii Kalynovskyi, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD
 P1.33Implementation Process of Online Ocean Studies Course for Non-Science Major Students  
Valentina S. David, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL
 P1.34Implementation of the AMS Online Ocean Studies into the distance course in Ocean Observing  
Alexander V. Soloviev, Nova Southeastern Univ., Dania Beach, FL; and M. A. Tinsley and J. Dougan
 P1.35Implementation of AMS Online Ocean Studies Course at CCSN, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Barbara Graham, Community College Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV
 P1.36Hurricanes and the Collapse of the Georgetown Rice Culture  
Everett Spell, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; and M. Griffin
 P1.37Getting my feet wet: implementing Online Ocean Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio  
Stuart J. Birnbaum, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX
 P1.38First-time teaching of online oceanography at a small community college  extended abstract
Michael T. Leach, New Mexico State Univ., Grants, NM
P1.39Expanding Science Courses with Meteorology at Kapi`olani Community College  
Mary Ann B. Esteban, AMS Education, Honolulu, HI
 P1.40Crafting an entertaining and informative weather display at the Lubbock Science Spectrum  extended abstract
Mark R. Conder, NOAA/NWSFO, Lubbock, TX; and J. Weaver, S. Cobb, B. Lamarre, G. Skwira, C. Hill, E. Calianese, L. Vannozzi, and J. Hickman
 P1.41Convective Initiation in New Jersey (through student professional development)  
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ; and S. L. Koenigstein, J. Lewis, R. Matthews, M. C. Rod, and M. Szczepanski
 P1.42An earth science hands-on activity based on Hurricane Katrina  extended abstract
Pedro Ramirez, California State University, Los Angeles, CA; and S. LaDochy and W. C. Patzert
 P1.43AMS Online Weather Studies Course at Gallaudet University  
Henry David Snyder, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
 P1.44AMS Online Oceanography: implementation and delivery at the community college level  
John M. Patterson, Paul D. Camp Community Collete, Suffolk, VA
 P1.45Activity Report on AMS Online Weather and Ocean Studies Courses at the University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas  
Ayorinde O. Idowu, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX
P1.47Probabilistic forecasting and the future of meteorology: Training for changing roles  
Kent A. Johnson, MSC, Kelowna, BC, Canada
 P1.46Study of Environmental Factors Contributing to Severity of Wildfires in Volusia County, Florida  
Rachelle Aupperle, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL; and V. S. David
 P1.48Preparing college students for On-Line Weather Studies  
Melanie Patton Renfrew, Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA
 P1.49Practicality in Teaching Weather  
Dahwei Chang, College of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
 P1.50Poster-Connecting weather to the environment: A short course on watersheds for weather broadcasters  
Joseph Lamos, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and M. Kelsch, D. Owens, D. Sliter, and S. Espinoza
 P1.51Education and Climate  extended abstract
Ricardo J. Morales De Jesús, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan
 P1.52Building Diversity in Meteorological Education in Texas Universities  
Mary Jo Richardson, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and R. Orville
 P1.53Meeting the weather and ocean education challenges in New York State  
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School/Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and J. R. Ebert and W. Powell
 P1.54Conveying Global Circulation Patterns in HDTV  
Ned Gardiner, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; and J. J. Janowiak
Monday, 15 January 2007
9:00 AM-10:15 AM, Monday
Plenary Session for the Presidential Forum (Presidential Forum will then run parallel to other sessions throughout the day)
10:45 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, 206B
Session 1 K-12 and Popular Education Initiatives
Organizers: Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO; Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
10:45 AM1.1Young Scholars Program  
Marianne J. Hayes, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, Springfield, VA
11:00 AM1.2Providing informal geoscience education for Upward Bound students: Integrated Design for Geoscience Education (IDGE)  extended abstract wrf recording
Tina J. Cartwright, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV; and T. Ensign
11:15 AM1.3Promoting Earth Systems Education using Geospatial Technologies  
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ
11:30 AM1.4AEarth2Class: Communicating Scientific Discoveries to Classroom Educators  
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School/Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and G. J. Iturrino, C. M. Assumpcao, and F. D. Baggio
11:45 AM1.5The history and sustainability of the CIMSS student workshop on atmospheric, earth, and space science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. S. Wade, W. L. Smith, T. H. Achtor, S. Ackerman, L. Avila, J. Brunner, and R. Pertzborn
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday, 205
Joint Session 1 Educational Outreach and the Broadcast Media (Joint with 35th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology and 16th Symposium on Education)
Organizers: Wayne Hart, WEHT-TV, Evansville, IN; David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
1:30 PMJ1.1Recalling Our Early Influences: How the Past Can Help Us Reach Out to Viewers and Students   wrf recording
Vince Condella, WITI-TV, Fox 6, Milwaukee, WI
2:00 PMJ1.2Synergistic collaborations between the University of Wisconsin and WISC-TV 3   wrf recording
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. Cannalte, S. Ackerman, J. E. Martin, and E. J. Hopkins
2:15 PMJ1.3Citizen Science: Obtaining Environmenta Literacy through Science, Education , and Media Collaborations   wrf recording
Robert P. Wanton, NOAA/NWS, Mt. Holly, NJ; and J. D. Moore, K. Orr, and W. Huskin
4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Monday, 206B
Chairs: Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO
4:00 PM2.1A summary report on EWOC 2006: An international conference to promote weather, ocean, and climate education  extended abstract wrf recording
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and S. Q. Foster and J. M. Walker
4:15 PM2.2Online Climate and Global Change Education through the National Center for Atmospheric Research  
Roberta M. Johnson, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Gardiner, R. Russell, D. L. Ward, S. Q. Foster, and S. Henderson
4:30 PM2.3How Partnering National Research Laboratories, Informal Science Educators, and Shoppers Converge at the Twenty Ninth Street Wonders of Science Project  
Susan Q. Foster, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Carbone, R. M. Johnson, S. Van Gundy, L. Adams, K. Becker, E. CoBabe-Ammanns, L. Curtis, P. Dusenbery, R. Foy, C. Himes, C. Howell, C. Knight, L. Koch, R. Morehouse, T. O'Brian, J. Rooney, and P. Schassburger
4:45 PM2.4Educational Applications of the Science on a Sphere at the National Maritime Center  
John Anderson, Hampton University, Hampton, VA; and W. L. Smith, R. L. Beale, D. Q. Robinson, B. H. Maggi, S. Ackerman, T. H. Achtor, T. Whittaker, and M. Mooney
5:00 PM2.5AStarting a local K-12 Student Chapter  
Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO
5:15 PM2.6Using Oceanography Examples to Teach Chemical Principles-A Sea of Connections!  
Bruce G. Smith, Appleton North High School, Appleton, WI
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Tuesday, 206B
Session 3 University Educational Initiatives
Chairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Diane M. Stanitski, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA
8:30 AM3.1Integrating web-based technological classroom tools into an undergraduate radar and satellite meteorology course  extended abstract wrf recording
Mark S. Kulie, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. A. Ackerman and R. Bennartz
8:45 AM3.2Implementation of the WRF Model for Teaching Scientific Methodology in an Undergraduate Tropical Meteorology Course  extended abstract wrf recording
Jon M. Schrage, Creighton Univ., Omaha, NE
9:00 AM3.3Experiences in integrating WRF model in undergraduate meteorology curriculum  extended abstract wrf recording
Shing Yoh, Kean University, Union, NJ
3.4Teaching Excellence Award Winner Talk  
Ramesh C. Srivastava, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL
9:15 AM3.4AAn interactive thermodynamic diagram for use in meteorology instruction  extended abstract
Gregory Byrd, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and A. Bol and A. Laing
11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Tuesday, 206B
Session 4 University Educational Initiatives II
Chairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Diane M. Stanitski, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA
11:00 AM4.1Broadening Participation in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences though an Alliance for Undergraduate Research  
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Pandya and A. Calhoun
11:15 AM4.2International Research Experiences for Graduate and Undergraduate Students during NAMMA.  
Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and A. Gaye
11:30 AM4.3Students Partnering with Faculty in the Kean University Meteorology Research Program  
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ; and S. L. Koenigstein, J. Lewis, R. Matthews, M. C. Rod, and M. Szczepanski
11:45 AM4.4Integrating Research and Education: Strategies for Teaching Science Students about Public Outreach  
Steve Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Dunwoody, R. Yaros, and G. Zenner
1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Tuesday, 206B
Session 5 University Educational Initiatives III
Chairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Diane M. Stanitski, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA
1:30 PM5.1Using Podcasts to Distribute Real Time Multimedia Meteorological Products  extended abstract wrf recording
Brendon Hoch, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH; and L. Avilés
1:45 PM5.2IDV Perspective: Climatology of the 2005 Hurricane Season  extended abstract
Shelley O. Holmberg, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; and B. Etherton and J. Weber
2:00 PM5.4Meteorology and oceanography come together in college courses  extended abstract wrf recording
Robert H. Stewart, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2:15 PM5.5Integration of Lecture, Laboratory and Hands-On Activities in an Introductory Severe Weather Course for Non-Majors  extended abstract wrf recording
Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH
2:30 PMConcluding Remarks  
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
3:30 PM-5:45 PM, Tuesday, 206B
Joint Session 3 Toward a Cyberinfrastructure for Education in Atmospheric and Related Sciences (Joint with 23rd Conference on IIPS and 16th Symposium on Education)
Chairs: Rajul Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
3:30 PMJ3.1AIRNow Educational Tools: A Targeted Approach to Informing the Public About the Quality of the Air We Breathe  
Scott A. Jackson, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and N. D. Conatser, J. E. White, T. Dye, R. A. Wayland, and P. Dickerson
3:45 PMJ3.2Bridging the gap between Earth science and students: An integrated approach using NASA Earth science climate data  extended abstract wrf recording
Erica J. Alston, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and L. H. Chambers, S. W. Moore, P. C. Oots, C. S. Phelps, and D. Diones
4:00 PMJ3.3Toward weather/health education in online CPR classes  
Margaret Lynn Fowke, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
4:15 PMJ3.4Interactive GIS-based Environmental Activities for K-12 Educators  
Linda Parrish, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and T. DeLiberty and D. R. Legates
4:30 PMJ3.5Offering Advanced Meteorology Education at a Distance: The COMET Planetary Boundary Layer Symposium  
Bruce Muller, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and J. P. Lamos, B. C. Motta, and B. Greg
4:45 PMJ3.6Web-based responder system for the geosciences  
Perry J. Samson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and B. Van der Pluijm and S. Teasley
5:00 PMJ3.7On-line meteorology textbooks for survey course on extreme weather  
Perry J. Samson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and C. D. Ahrens
5:15 PMJ3.8Reusable Content Objects (RCOs) for Science Education  
Steve Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Whittaker, T. Jasmine, and L. Howles
5:30 PMConcluding Remarks  

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