88th Annual Meeting (20-24 January 2008)

Poster Session 1: Educational Initiatives Poster Session

Sunday, 20 January 2008: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Cochairs:  Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator and Marianne J. Hayes, AMS Education Resource Educator
New NOAA-NWS Education Products
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

Clustering key concepts when teaching Oceanography online
Horacio Ferriz, California State Univ., Turlock, CA

Visualizing the environment: processing data and imagery to produce effective communication and education tools
Daniel P. Pisut, I.M. Systems Group, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Powell, T. Loomis, and M. Pulliam

Poster PDF (2.3 MB)
An Online Oceanography Studies Experience in Conjunction with TESSE and GAMEP Programs at Dillard University During Spring 2008

Reworking an earth systems science course at Gallaudet University
Henry David Snyder, Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC

Fostering GK-12 International Activities between U.S. and Senegal Middle Schools
Tamara L. Battle, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and J. Perrella, M. Alfred, and G. S. Jenkins

Oceanography on the High Plains of Texas (Wayland Baptist University)
Tim R. Walsh, Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview, TX; and M. Bryan

Using Online Ocean Studies to Chart a New Course in Science Teacher Education
Julie Lambert, Florida Atlantic Univ., Key Biscayne, FL; and J. Hargis

Online weather at Gavilan in 2007
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

Online Ocean Studies brings the sea to the Mid-Continent USA

Status of the Online Oceanography Course at California State University, Los Angeles
Pedro Ramirez, California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA; and S. LaDochy

Poster PDF (493.6 kB)
Integrating OWS materials into an existing introductory meteorology class
Meredith L. Leonard, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA

Initial progress in three-stage plan to implement On-line Ocean Studies at New Jersey City University

Online Weather Studies for the Millennial Generation

Introduction of Online Ocean Studies to New Mexico Junior College
Roene Neu, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM

An oceanography course to enhance earth sciences offerings at an HBCU
David Padgett, Tennessee State Univ., Nashville, TN

Oceans affecting Environment at Rosebud Indian Reservation
Subodh Singh, Sinte Gleska Univ., Mission, SD; and N. Singh and V. K. Singh

Demand on online weather and atmosphere courses offered by CSUN
Gong-Yuh Lin, California State Univ., Northridge, CA

Poster PDF (221.8 kB)
Implementing Online Weather into the quarter system using archive files
Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Poster PDF (446.3 kB)
Incorporating the AMS Online Weather Studies resources in the design of a new meteorology course
Stephen L. Arnold, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA


Creating user-friendly tools for data analysis and visualization in K-12 classrooms: A Fortran dinosaur meets Generation Y
Lin H. Chambers, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, VA; and S. Chaudhury, M. T. Page, A. J. Lankey, J. Doughty, S. Kern, and T. M. Rogerson


Poster PDF (487.5 kB)
NWS & AMS—Education Outreach at its Best
Robert P. Wanton, NOAA/NWS, Mt. Holly, NJ; and J. D. Moore and J. Poirier

DLESE-Facilitating High Quality Earth Science Education
Steve Michael Carlson, AMS/NOAA Project Atmosphere AREA, White Salmon, WA

Poster PDF (98.5 kB)
Enhancing Elementary School Students' Understanding of Hurricanes
William R. Huskin, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA

Kids' Weather Hour at WFO Amarillo—using NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio as an educational tool
Matthew R. Kramar, NOAA/NWSFO, Sterling, VA; and J. J. Brost

Poster PDF (343.1 kB)
Meteorology in an integrated activity-based Summer Science Institute for middle school students
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; and L. S. Johnson

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science-STEM Education for the General Public

Updated Tornado Safety Preparedness for Schools
Timothy W. Troutman, NOAA/NWS, Huntsville, AL; and H. M. Allen, J. M. Coyne, and D. Nadler

Science on a Sphere - educational applications at the Nauticus museum
John Anderson, Hampton Univ., Hampton, VA; and W. L. Smith Sr., R. L. Beale, B. H. Maggi, S. Ackerman, and M. Fisher

Two courses missing from US university meteorology programs
Michael W. Douglas, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and J. Murillo and J. F. Mejia

Poster PDF (155.3 kB)
International Summer Experiences for Students in Senegal – Year 2
Gregory Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC

European Meteorological Society and education in atmospheric sciences
Tomas Halenka, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic; and M. Belda

Radar-Based Laboratory Exercises Taught at Lyndon State College
Nolan T. Atkins, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Constant Proportions in the Ocean: A Constructivist approach to teaching seawater compostion

Integrating Weather in a tank: From non-major freshmen to junior meteorology majors and graduate dynamicists
Amit Tandon, Univ. of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA; and L. Illari, J. Marshall, S. Lee, G. McKinley, M. C. Morgan, R. D. Clark, T. W. N. Haine, and K. Mackin

Teaching with tanks: geophysical fluid experiments in undergraduate education
Richard D. Clark, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and S. Clevenstine, L. Illari, J. Marshall, A. Tandon, S. Lee, T. W. N. Haine, G. McKinley, M. Morgan, and K. Mackin

Ocean studies: from the virtual world to the real
Barbara Hillery, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY

Poster PDF (201.3 kB)
Online Lab Science Course: Meeting the needs of a non-traditional student
James E. Edson Jr., Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR

Developing online teaching tools using Python, Zope, and Plone
Jeffrey G. Pittman, Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX

An assessment of a weather forecasting contest in multi-leveled meteorology classes
Joby Hilliker, West Chester Univ., West Chester, PA

Poster PDF (223.4 kB)
YouTube as a tool for meteorological education
Timothy J. Wagner, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman

Lessons learned from Katrina - diabetes preparations before the next storm
Peggy B. Bourgeois, Southeast Association of Diabetes Educators (S'eLADE), Baton Rouge, LA

Service learning through Earth Gauge
Redina L. Herman, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL

A new operational forecasting webpage at the University of Oklahoma
Kevin H. Goebbert, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. M. Shafer, P. T. Marsh, and M. J. Laufersweiler

Hurricane Weather Support and Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Randell J. Barry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL

Poster PDF (70.2 kB)
International focus group– virtually there with VISITview
Bernadette H. Connell, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO; and V. Castro, M. Davison, A. Mostek, and T. M. Whittaker

Poster PDF (170.7 kB)
An Online Textbook: A Rich Resource for Tropical Meteorology Education
Arlene Laing, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Evans and W. Abshire


Poster PDF (2.5 MB)
Cyclones, cones, and confusion: Perspectives from forecasters
Gina M. Eosco, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY

The IODP “School of Rock: Exploring Ocean Cores at the Gulf Coast Repository”
Michael J. Passow, Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and L. Peart, M. Leckie, D. Thomas, and S. Katz Cooper

The NCAR Climate Discovery Online Course Sequence for Middle and High School Educators
Roberta M. Johnson, NESTA, Boulder, CO; and S. Henderson, L. Gardiner, B. Hathaway, K. Meymaris, R. Russell, D. Ward, and S. Foster

Online Ocean Studies
Carlos J. Ayarza Real, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR